Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts

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The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.
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The following is a list of live opera and ballet productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television. Please submit updates to dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

GISELLE
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 26, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Cast: Svetlana Zakharova, Sergei Polunin
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a new production of the classic ballet about a peasant girl who is driven made by two rival lovers.
More Information: Fathom Events

PORGY AND BESS
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 1, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: James Robinson
Composer: George Gershwin
Cast: Eric Owens, Angel Blue
The Metropolitan Opera performs Gershwin's opera about the inhabitants of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 2, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Anthony Minghella
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Hui He, Bruce Sledge
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Puccini's opera about a young Japanese geisha who falls in love with a visiting American naval officer.
More Information: PBS

SWAN LAKE
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 23, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet about a prince who falls in love with a woman who is under a spell that turns her into a swan.
More Information: Fathom Events

AGRIPPINA
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 29, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Cast: Joyce DiDonato
The Metropolitan Opera performs Handel's opera about Agrippina, mother of Nero, who plots for her son to become emperor of Rome.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 14, 2020
• Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: François Girard
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Bryn Terfel
The Metropolitan Opera performs Wagner's opera about a cursed sea captain who is doomed to sail the ocean for eternity.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

ROMEO AND JULIET
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 20, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet based on Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers.
More Information: Fathom Events

TURANDOT
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 20, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Christine Goerke, Yusif Eyvazov
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Puccini's opera about an icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men, and the prince who wins her love.
More Information: PBS

AKHNATEN
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 5, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Phelim McDermott
Composer: Philip Glass
Cast: Anthony Roth Costanzo, J'Nai Bridges
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Glass' opera based on the life of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten.
More Information: PBS

TOSCA
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 11, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Brian Jagde, Michael Volle
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

JEWELS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 19, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Balanchine's three-part ballet.
More Information: Fathom Events

WOZZECK
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 3, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: William Kentridge
Composer: Alban Berg
Cast: Peter Mattei, Elza van den Heever
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Berg's opera about an abused soldier.
More Information: PBS

MARIA STUARDA
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 9, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Diana Damrau, Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's opera about Mary, Queen of Scots.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

AGRIPPINA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 7, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Cast: Joyce DiDonato
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Handel's opera about Agrippina, mother of Nero, who plots for her son to become emperor of Rome.
More Information: PBS

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 5, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: François Girard
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Bryn Terfel
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Wagner's opera about a cursed sea captain who is doomed to sail the ocean for eternity.
More Information: PBS

PORGY AND BESS
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 17, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: James Robinson
Composer: George Gershwin
Cast: Eric Owens, Angel Blue
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Gershwin's opera about the inhabitants of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina.
More Information: PBS

TOSCA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: August 2, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Brian Jagde, Michael Volle
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
More Information: PBS

MARIA STUARDA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: September 6, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Diana Damrau, Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Donizetti's opera about Mary, Queen of Scots.
More Information: PBS


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