The Met Praises Puccini in New Week of Free Opera Streams

Classic Arts News   The Met Praises Puccini in New Week of Free Opera Streams
Catch classic performances of Tosca, La Fanciulla del West, La Bohème, and more.
Shirley Verrett in <i>Tosca</i>
Shirley Verrett in Tosca c/o Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to Giacomo Puccini in the penultimate week of its Nightly Met Streams series. Seven of the composer's titles will be available to watch over the next seven days.

The Met started the free service in the wake of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As the New York institution prepares to welcome back in-person audiences this fall, the series will come to a close July 25.

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The free streams are available starting at 7:30 PM ET each night at for 23 hours each. Check out this week's complete schedule below.

July 12: Manon Lescaut
Starring Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast February 16, 2008.

July 13: La Bohème
Starring Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. Production by Fabrizio Melano. Originally broadcast March 15, 1977.

July 14: Tosca
Starring Shirley Verrett, Luciano Pavarotti, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Conlon. Originally broadcast December 19, 1978.

July 15: Madama Butterfly
Starring Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Bruce Sledge, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi. Production by Anthony Minghella. Originally broadcast November 9, 2019.

July 16: La Fanciulla del West
Starring Barbara Daniels, Plácido Domingo, and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Production by Giancarlo Del Monaco. Originally broadcast April 8, 1992.

July 17: La Rondine
Starring Angela Gheorghiu, Lisette Oropesa, Roberto Alagna, Marius Brenciu, and Samuel Ramey, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Production by Nicolas Joël. Originally broadcast January 10, 2009.

July 18: Turandot
Starring Nina Stemme, Anita Hartig, Marco Berti, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk, conducted by Paolo Carignani. Production by Franco Zeffirelli. Originally broadcast January 30, 2016.

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