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.

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 23, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Directors: James Robinson and Camille A. Brown
Composer: Terence Blanchard
Cast: Will Liverman, Angel Blue, Latonia Moore
The Metropolitan Opera performs Blanchard's opera based on on Charles M. Blow's memoir.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

SPARTACUS
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 7, 2021
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Aram Khachaturian
Cast: Denis Rodkin, Egor Gerashchenko, Ekaterina Shipulina, Maria Vinogradova, Anton Savichev
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Khachaturian's ballet set in Imperial Rome.
More Information: Fathom Events

COPPELIA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 26, 2021
Genre: Ballet
Choreographers: Ted Brandsen and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Composer: Maurizio Malagnini
Cast: Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo, Darcey Bussell
A Great Performances broadcast of the comic ballet based on stories by E.T.A. Hoffman. This film adaptation, which combines live ballet with 2D and 3D animation, is based on a 2008 stage production by Dutch National Ballet.
More Information: PBS

EURYDICE
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 4, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Mary Zimmerman
Composer: Matthew Aucoin
Cast: Erin Morley, Joshua Hopkins, Jakub Józef Orliński, Nathan Berg, Barry Banks
The Metropolitan Opera performs Aucoin's open based on Sarah Ruhl's 2003 play.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

THE NUTCRACKER
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 19 and 20, 2021
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: Margarita Shrainer, Semyon Chudin
An encore presentation of The Bolshoi Ballet performing the classic Christmas ballet about a young girl's adventures with her Nutcracker-turned-Prince. Filmed in 2018.
More Information: Fathom Events

CINDERELLA
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 1, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Isabel Leonard, Emily D’Angelo, Jessica Pratt, Stephanie Blythe, Laurent Naouri
The Metropolitan Opera performs a new 90-minute English adaptation of Massenet's opera.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

JEWELS
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 23, 2022
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composers: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Balanchine's triptych of ballets inspired by Paris, New York, and St. Petersburg.
More Information: Fathom Events

RIGOLETTO
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 29, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Quinn Kelsey, Rosa Feola, Piotr Beczała
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera about a court jester who is desperate to protect his daughter.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

SWAN LAKE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 6, 2022
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: Olga Smirnova, Jacopo Tissi
An encore presentation of The Bolshoi Ballet performing the ballet about a prince who falls in love with a woman who is under a spell that turns her into a swan. Filmed in 2020.
More Information: Fathom Events

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 12, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Composer: Richard Strauss
Cast: Lise Davidsen, Isabel Leonard, Brenda Rae, Brandon Jovanovich
The Metropolitan Opera performs Strauss' opera-within-an-opera.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DON CARLOS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 26, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Matthew Polenzani, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck, John Relyea, Étienne Dupuis
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera of doomed love, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

THE PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 1, 2022
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Pierre Lacotte
Composer: Cesare Pugni
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Pugni's ballet set in Egypt.
More Information: Fathom Events

TURANDOT
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 7, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Yonghoon Lee, Michelle Bradley, Ferruccio Furlanetto
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a cold-hearted princess, and the bold prince determined to win her love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 21, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Simon Stone
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Nadine Sierra, Javier Camarena, Artur Ruciński, Matthew Rose
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's opera about a bride who is driven to madness.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

HAMLET
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 4, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Neil Armfield
Composer: Brett Dean
Cast: Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, Rod Gilfry, Tomlinson
The Metropolitan Opera performs Dean's opera based on the Shakespeare play.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera


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