The METROPOLITAN OPERA
New York, New York-- On the 28th of April, from New York City the Metropolitan Opera announced to the press the names of the operas which will be presented on its Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company's ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on its website during the coronavirus closures. The schedule begins with a week, leading up to Mother's Day on May 9 featuring Norma, Madama Butterfly, Elektra, and Agrippina) which are operas featuring prominent themes, with women as central characters and themes related to motherhood.
This group of women-centered operas will lead up to this year's National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert, which will be held on May 16, and streamed live and open to the public for free.
Following the concert there will be a week of screenings celebrating some of the many past National Council Auditions finalists who went on to become stars. The feature alumni are: Teresa Stratas in La Bohéme, Carol Vaness and Samuel Ramey in Don Giovanni, Ben Heppner in Tristan und Isolde, Renée Fleming and Susan Graham in Der Rosenkavalier, Lawrence Brownlee in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and SONDRA Radvanovsky in Toberto Deverereux.
Tuesday, May 4 - Handel's Rodelinda
Wednesday, May 5 - Thomas's Hamlet
Thursday, May 6 - Bellini's Norma
Friday, May 7-Berg's Wozzeck
Saturday, May 8-Puccini Madama Butterfly
Sunday, May 9 -Handel's Agrippina
The all Nightly Met Opera Streams begin at 7:30 pm Eastern Time which is 4:30 pm California time) and will remain available via Metopera.org for 23 hours. The performances are also accessible on all Met Opera on Demand apps. For More information about the National Council Auditions and upcoming Grand Finals concert, visit metopera.org/nationalcouncil.