Metropolitan Opera


The Metropolitan Opera 

Live opera recordings from globally renowned opera house, the Metropolitan Opera. Rich and loaded vocal stories that are confronting, vulnerable, joyful, and undeniably human.

The Met’s 2023–24 season of live cinema broadcasts features nine spectacular productions, including three exciting company premieres, two new productions of popular favourites, and classic repertory favourites — kicking off on November 11 with a Met-premiere production of Jake Heggie’s compelling masterpiece, Dead Man Walking, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, directed by Ivo van Hove.  This season is characterized by a visionary lineup, featuring a blend of traditional productions, revitalized classics, and exciting new operas. The season boasts a thrilling selection of beloved operas by Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Mozart, Gounod, and Gluck.


Madama Butterfly

The Live in HD season concludes with Madama Butterfly. Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas.

Soprano Asmik Grigorian makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Cio-Cio-San, with acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang conducting tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the callous American sailor Pinkerton, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Lucas Meachem as the American consul Sharpless.
The timeless score includes a number of melodies familiar to opera lovers and newcomers alike, including the soaring soprano aria “Un bel dì” and the evocative Humming Chorus.
The Met’s beloved production by Academy Award–winning film director Anthony Minghella returns, using traditional Bunraku puppetry and Japanese theatrical techniques to beautifully tell the story, which is set in the port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century

Screening Saturday 15 June & Sunday 16 June 2024 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00