The Met’s pay-per-view series features the great American soprano
in a concert at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 1 at 1pm ET
Tickets, priced at $20, are
now on sale on the Met’s website
New York, NY (July 24, 2020)—The Met’s new pay-per-view recital series, Met Stars Live in Concert, continues with soprano Renée Fleming performing live in the music salon of the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, D.C. The performance will be streamed live via the Met website on Saturday, August 1 at 1PM ET and will then be available on demand through Wednesday, August 12.
The program, with piano accompaniment by Robert Ainsley, shows off Fleming’s wide repertoire, from favorite arias by Puccini and Massenet to moving selections by Handel and Korngold. Highlights include “Endless pleasure, endless love” from Handel’s Semele, Canteloube’s “Baïlèro,” and the Marschallin’s Act I monologue from Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.
Fleming’s recital is the second of 12 concerts in the Met Stars Live in Concert series, which features a lineup of opera’s biggest stars performing in striking locations across Europe and the United States. The first concert starred Jonas Kaufmann from Polling, Bavaria, on July 18; it remains on demand until July 29. Each concert is shot by multiple cameras, linked by satellite to a control room in New York City, where the host of the program, soprano Christine Goerke, is situated. Gary Halvorson, the Met’s award-winning director of the company’s Live in HD cinema transmissions, directs.
Tickets for each recital are $20 and can be purchased on the Met’s website at metopera.org, and the performances will be available for on-demand viewing for 12 days following the live event. The programs can be viewed on your computer, mobile device, or home entertainment system (via Chromecast or AirPlay).
Upcoming concert schedule:
August 16 at 1pm ET: Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak, live outdoors from a mountaintop in Èze, France (sole Sunday performance)
August 29 at 1pm ET: Lise Davidsen, live from the Oscarshall Palace in Oslo, Norway
September 12 at 1pm ET: Joyce DiDonato, live from the Fundació Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain
September 26 at 1pm ET: Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała, live from Barcelona, Spain (location TBD)
October 10 at 1pm ET: Anna Netrebko, live from Liechtenstein Palace in Vienna, Austria
October 24 at 1pm ET: Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja, live from Malta (castle location TBD)
Nov 7 at 1pm ET: Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena, live from Zurich, Switzerland (location TBD)
Nov 21 at 1pm ET: Sonya Yoncheva, live from Berlin, Germany (location TBD)
December 12 at 1pm ET: Bryn Terfel, live from Wales (church location TBD)
December 19 at 1pm ET: Angel Blue live from New York City (location TBD)