You Don’t Have to Go To NYC To Catch the Met This Fall

Here’s a cool thing that’s happening this fall: The Metropolitan Opera of New York is live-streaming performances at Saint Louis Art Museum (in HD, no less)—perfect if you’re missing Opera Theatre’s season or just want to double up on your culture for the day.

Othello | Courtesy Saint Louis Art Museum

Otello | Courtesy Saint Louis Art Museum

Here’s the lineup of performances—they’re all matinees (aka the perfect excuse to take an afternoon off).

Otello” by Verdi

Oct. 17, 11:55am

(3 hours, 27 minutes)

Based on Shakespeare’s “Othello,” this performances is just as dramatic—perhaps even more so because, well, it’s opera. 

Tannhäuser” by Wagner

Oct. 31, 11am

(4 hours, 31 minutes)

German Romantic opera meets French opera in this mythological-historical classic. Collision of multiple worlds? Yes. But Wagner can pull it off. 

Lulu” by Berg

Nov. 21, 11:30am

(4 hours, 27 minutes)

This early 20th-century work stars a chilling femme fatale in a story of passion and obsession. FYI: The cast of characters includes Jack the Ripper. 

The Magic Flute” by Mozart

Dec. 12, 12:55pm

(2 hours)

Mozart’s masterwork surrounding a magical instrument intriguingly involves “Singspiel”—a popular form in the 18th century that combines singing and regular dialogue. The classic opera coincides with SLAM’s winter celebrations—ticket prices are discounted to $15 for nonmembers and $12 for Met Opera, SLAM and Opera STL members. 

The series continues into next year—we’ll keep you posted on the performances, or you can check them out for yourself at slam.org. . Tickets are $24 ($18 for members).

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