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MET Opera tickets on sale at Lakeside Little Theatre

LLT is offering opera patrons the ability to buy Met Opera screening tickets online via its online ticketing system.

The operas will now be shown on multiple days —generally Sunday and Monday at 4 p.m., and several of the most popular operas will be shown over three days.

Season tickets are on sale online as of September 15 and at LLT’s box office on September 20 and 21. Individual tickets will be on sale beginning October 9.

All Metropolitan Opera performances are pre-recorded from the Met Live in HD 2023-2024 season and will feature English subtitles in all shows sung in other languages. The full schedule of Metropolitan Opera performances at LLT is below.

October 30-31

Dead Man Walking

2 hours 50 minutes

Jake Heggie’s powerful work has its highly anticipated Met premiere in a new production by Ivo van Hove. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer, Dead Man Walking matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s poignant music and a libretto by Tony and Emmy Award–winner Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. Steven Osgood conducts two performances in his Met debut.

November 26-28

X:  The Life and Times of Malcolm X

3 hours 10 minutes

Robert O’Hara, who was nominated for a Tony Award in 2020 for his direction of Slave Play, oversees a new staging  for Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking opera that imagines Malcolm as an everyman whose story transcends time and space. A cast of breakout artists bring to life the operatic retelling of Malcolm X’s life. Baritone Will Liverman sings Malcolm. Soprano Leah Hawkins plays his mother, Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel is his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson portrays Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto.

December 18-19

Florencia en el Amazonas

2 hours 30 minutes

Start time 7:00 pm

Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera focuses on an opera diva, Florencia Grimaldi, who returns to her native Brazil to perform and search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. The Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia—in a role debut—in a new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mystical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. The ensemble of artists portraying the diva’s fellow travelers features Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ship’s captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captain’s nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Álvaro, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium.

February 11-12

Nabucco

2 hours 50 minutes

Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions. Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside soprano Liudmyla Monastyr ska as his daughter Abigaille. Mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek, in his company debut, are Fenena and Ismaele, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy is the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, “Va, pensiero.”

February 24-26

Carmen

3 hours 25 minutes

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the present day, amid a band of human traffickers. Mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the role of the irresistible femme fatale, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the devoted Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.

March 18-19

La Forza del Destino

4 hours

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, with soprano Lise Davidsen as the noble Leonora. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years. The cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Don Alvaro, baritone Igor Golovatenko as Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Preziosilla, bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone, and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano.

April 20-222

Roméo et Juliette

3 hours

Two singers at the height of their powers—soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s Shakespeare adaptation, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. Bartlett Sher’s staging also features baritone Will Liverman and tenor Frederick Ballentine as Mercutio and Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as pageboy Stéphano, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Frère Laurent.

May 4-5

La Rondine

4 hours

Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance, with soprano Angel Blue starring as French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his debut as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts. Soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov,complete the cast as Lisette and Prunier.

May 25-27

Madama Butterfly

2 hours 45 minutes

Three sopranos—Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto, and Asmik Grigorian (in her eagerly anticipated Met debut)—tackle the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the trusting geisha at the heart of Puccini’s tragedy. Tenors Matthew Polenzani and Jonathan Tetelman trade off as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-sopranos Elizabeth DeShong and Eve Gigliotti are the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritones Davide Luciano and Lucas Meachem are the American consul Sharpless.

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