Metropolitan Opera: from the big screen to your screen

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On-demand streaming from the Metropolitan Opera, including the company’s groundbreaking HD cinema presentations

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Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (2017, Ken Howard / Met Opera)

Met Opera on Demand offers music lovers around the world unlimited streaming of more than 650 full-length Met performances – all captured live from the legendary stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

The catalogue includes more than 100 stunning HD videos from every season of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series of worldwide cinema transmissions, which feature the greatest artists in opera today and include popular behind-the-scenes interviews and bonus content. The Met’s rich historical archive is represented with dozens of classic telecasts and hundreds of radio broadcasts spanning from 1935 to the present. New video and audio content is added to the catalogue every month, and most Live in HD presentations are available for on-demand streaming within 3 to 6 months of their initial live transmission date.

Sonya Yoncheva in Puccini’s Tosca

Subscribers enjoy unlimited access on their TV, tablet, phone and computer. Free apps are available for Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Android (smartphones and tablets) and Samsung Smart TV. New users can sign up for a free 7-day trial on the Met website or through the Apple and Roku apps. Subscriptions start at $14.99/month and may be cancelled at any time. Subscribers can pay in their local currency (pounds, euros, etc) when they subscribe through their iTunes (via the Apple apps) or Roku accounts in those apps.

The service includes several helpful and engaging features available across all platforms and devices. All Met Opera on Demand videos offer English subtitles, as well as subtitles in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and/or Swedish for most HD videos. Every opera in the catalogue includes a detailed track listing with aria titles and artist names. Subscribers can bookmark their favorite operas for easy access, as well as stop playback of an opera at any time and resume later right where they left off – even on a different device or app.

Visit metopera.org/gramophone to sign up for a free trial of Met Opera on Demand, enabling you to browse the catalogue, sample free preview content and learn more. Or download any of the free apps from the respective app stores.

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