The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a new slate of free performances every night this week

The lineup includes Verdi's Aida and Mozart's Così fan tutte

Adam Feldman
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Adam Feldman
Theater and Dance Editor, Time Out USA
Aida (Metropolitan Opera)
Photograph: Courtesy Ken HowardAida

The Metropolitan Opera has canceled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, but the great world opera house is continuing its hugely popular Live in HD series of free streamed performances every night this week. (Click here to see the Met's schedule for July 19 through July 26.)

The lineup for April 6 through April 12 includes classics by Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Donizetti and Gounod. You can watch them by visiting the Met's website at 7:30pm (Eastern Time) each night; you can also access the streams through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. Each production stays viewable for 23 hours until 6:30pm the following day. The full schedule is below. 

Two of this week's operas, Aida and Don Pasquale, star the majestic Russian soprano Anna Netrebko; local favorite Deborah Voigt plays a Wild West bar owner in the in La Fanciulla del West, and Broadway's Kelli O'Hara plays the saucy maid in director Phelim McDermott's version of Così fan tutte, set in 1950s Coney Island. To figure out which operas might be right for you, consult the Met's quickie guide to this week's offerings. For deeper dives into the works, check out the Met's page of articles and podcasts.

This week's Metropolitan Opera Live in HD schedule:

Monday, April 6: Verdi’s Aida
Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili and Aleksandrs Antonenko

Tuesday, April 7: Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani and Lucio Gallo

Wednesday, April 8: Verdi’s Falstaff
Starring Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe and Ambrogio Maestri

Thursday, April 9: Wagner’s Parsifal
Starring Katarina Dalayman, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei and René Pape

Friday, April 10: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo

Saturday, April 11: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien

Sunday, April 12: Mozart’s Così fan tutte
Starring Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka and Christopher Maltman

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Roméo et Juliette // Photograph: Courtesy Ken Howard

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