Aspen Music Festival And School

The Met: Live in HD Broadcasts

The Aspen Music Festival and School presents a curated series of the Metropolitan Opera's 2016-2017 productions, presented in the comfort of the beautifully restored Wheeler Opera House with gourmet food and beverage offerings. The five productions feature some of the biggest names in music today, such as Plácido Domingo, Nina Stemme, Sir Simon Rattle, and more. 

Broadcasts run January through March at 5:30 pm, and tickets to each showing are $20. Purchase tickets through Aspen Show Tix, and read more about each opera below.

The Met: Live in HD is co-presented by the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Wheeler Opera House.
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Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg. The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America's Luxury Home Builder. Aspen's The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous donation from Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass.

January 5: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde opens the season in what The New York Times calls “an audacious new production” by Mariusz Treliński, featuring a cast of outstanding Wagnerians, including Nina Stemme as Isolde and Stuart Skelton as Tristan. Sir Simon Rattle conducts this moody love story in one of his rare appearances at the Met.

February 7: Mozart's Don Giovanni

In this Mozart favorite, the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside sings the title hero, opera’s ultimate cad, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. Fabio Luisi conducts this classic take on one of Mozart’s most beloved and recognizable operas.

February 16: Verdi's Nabucco

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator (and Aspen Music Festival and School alumnus) James Levine. Nabucco tells the biblical tale of the Jews being exiled by Babylonian King Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar). Liudmyla Monastyrska is the warrior woman Abigaille, and AMFS alumnus Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena in the opera that put Verdi on the map.

March 23: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon Lescaut last year at the Met, The New York Times said, “The temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

March 30: Verdi's La Traviata

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Featuring one of opera’s most instantly recognizable drinking songs, La Traviata is one of Verdi’s most popular operatic works, and indeed one of the most revered operas of all time.

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