Week of viewers’ favorites chosen by opera fans worldwide

Highlights include Philip Glass’s Akhnaten with Anthony Roth Costanzo, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Renée Fleming and Dmitri HvorostovskyHandel’s Agrippina with [pictured] Joyce DiDonato,

and Donizetti’s Anna Bolena with Anna Netrebko

New York, NY (March 9, 2021)— The Met has announced a special viewers’ choice lineup for an upcoming week of its Nightly Met Opera Streams,the company’s ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the its website during the coronavirus closure.

All Nightly Met Opera Streams begin at 7:30pm and remain available via metopera.org for 23 hours. The performances are also accessible on all Met Opera on Demand apps.

Week 53 – Viewers’ Choice

Monday, March 15 – Offenbach’sLes Contes d’Hoffmann

Starring Anna Netrebko, Kathleen Kim, Ekaterina Gubanova, Kate Lindsey, Joseph Calleja, and Alan Held, conducted by James Levine. Production by Bartlett Sher. From December 19, 2009.

Tuesday, March 16 – Puccini’sLa Fanciulla del West

Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonas Kaufmann, and Željko Lučić, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Production by Giancarlo Del Monaco. From October 27, 2018.

Wednesday, March 17 – Donizetti’s Anna Bolena

Starring Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Tamara Mumford, Stephen Costello, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Production by Sir David McVicar. From October 15, 2011.

Thursday, March 18 – Philip Glass’sAkhnaten

Starring Dísella Lárusdóttir, J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, and Zachary James, conducted by Karen Kamensek. Production by Phelim McDermott. From November 23, 2019.

Friday, March 19 – Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo, and John Relyea, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Production by Bartlett Sher. From March 24, 2007.

Saturday, March 20 – Tchaikovsky’Eugene Onegin

Starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Production by Robert Carsen. From February 24, 2007.

Sunday, March 21 – Handel’s Agrippina

Starring Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Harry Bicket. Production by Sir David McVicar. From February 29, 2020.