The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2022/23
Once again in the 2022/23 season, the New York Metropolitan Opera will continue to offer marvellous productions to its global audience. This year, the Met HD Live programme includes no fewer than seven new productions, including a contemporary world première. On Müpa Budapest's projection screens we'll find great works, opulent productions and star singers.
Ever since 2008, we have been able to watch iconic performances from the leading citadel of the opera world from the seats of Müpa Budapest's Festival Theatre and Auditorium, and it is no exaggeration to say that this opportunity has truly opened new horizons for Hungarian opera fans. This is because these productions broadcast in high quality do not come to us simply live, they also offer a completely new experience of the present: introducing us to new operas, productions, opera trends and – by no means incidentally – singers becoming international stars before our very eyes and ears.
The new season's broadcasts also promise just such a wonderful opportunity. For Kevin Puts's opera The Hours, based on the cult novel and film of the same title, is being staged and screened as a world premiere. Portraying the protagonists in this work conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be such divas as Renée Fleming and Joyce DiDonato. The Met will also feature for the first time the Champion, the first opera written by Terence Blanchard, the author of Fire Shut Up In My Bones, and this season will also see the New York opera house's first production of Medea, with Sondra Radvanovsky in the lead, no less.
The season also offers another four new productions (Fedora, Lohengrin, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute) and three returning favourites to the Met HD Live programme. The list of artists this year is also another impressive one: the directors and conductors just as much so as the singers. The latter include Sonya Yoncheva, Nadine Sierra, Lise Davidsen, Piotr Beczała, Lawrence Brownlee and Peter Mattei taking the Met's global stage.