Stream Kelli O'Hara in the Metropolitan Opera's Così fan tutte and The Merry Widow for Free This Week

Opera   Stream Kelli O'Hara in the Metropolitan Opera's Così fan tutte and The Merry Widow for Free This Week
 
The Nightly Met Streams series keeps things light with a lineup dedicated to comedic operas.
Cosi_Fan_Tutte_Metropolitan_Opera_Serena_Malfi_Kelli_OHara_Amanda_Majeski_2018_HR.jpg
Serena Malfi, Kelli O'Hara, and Amanda Majeski Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera offers a light-hearted lineup in Week 32 of its Nightly Met Streams series, highlighting seven comedic titles October 19–25.

Kelli O'Hara stars in two: first, as Valencienne in Lehár’s The Merry Widow (which marked her Met debut) October 20, followed by as Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte (in a Coney Island-set staging) October 21. The slate of programming also includes Cecilia Bartoli's iconic star turn in La Cenerentola and the 2017 production of Der Rosenkavalier, which marked Renée Fleming's retirement from one of her signature roles: the Marschallin.

READ: Kelli O'Hara on the Thrills and Challenges of Revisiting Opera After a 20-Year Career on Broadway

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

October 19: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo, and John Relyea, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Originally broadcast March 24, 2007.

October 20: Lehár’s The Merry Widow
Starring Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, and Thomas Allen, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Originally broadcast January 17, 2015.

October 21: Mozart’s Così fan tutte
Starring Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O'Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by David Robertson. Originally broadcast March 31, 2018.

October 22: Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Starring Cecilia Bartoli, Ramón Vargas, Simone Alaimo, and Alessandro Corbelli, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast October 27, 1997.

October 23: Verdi’s Falstaff
Starring Mirella Freni, Barbara Bonney, Marilyn Horne, Bruno Pola, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast October 10, 1992.

October 24: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory
Starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez, Stéphane Degout, and Michele Pertusi, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Originally broadcast April 9, 2011.

October 25: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
Starring Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Marcus Brück, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Originally broadcast May 13, 2017.

Click Here for Playbill’s Theatre Coverage,
Resources, and More During
the Coronavirus Shutdown
Click Here to Shop for Theatre
Merchandise in the Playbill Store
 

Recommended Reading: