THE MET LIVE in HD RETURNS!


In collaboration with the Whitefish Arts Council (WAC) and the Whitefish Performing Arts Center (PAC), the 2022-2023 live streaming season of the Metropolitan Opera returns to Whitefish! Six performances will be shown at the PAC and four performances will be shown at the O’Shaughnessy Center – however, WTC, WAC and the PAC are all working together to make this happen! How cool is that? Take a chance on the wonderful world of opera this season and check out a show – or two – or ten!


All performances will have 1-2 intermissions, subtitles, and food and beverages available for purchase.

General admission tickets ($20 adults, $10 full-time students) will be cash only, sold only at the door.




 

MEDEA: (taped version of live show)


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 3 hours
LOCATION: O’Shaughnessy Center
November 19, 2022
Performance starts at 10:55am
Venue doors open at 10:30am

Medea

A French language opera by Luigi Cherubini, Medea is based on a dark chapter of Greek Mythology. Medea, a king’s daughter who possesses magical powers, falls in love and bears two sons with Thessalian prince Jason, bolstering his ambitions to seize the powerful Golden Fleece. However, when Medea is betrayed and ultimately spurned when Jason marries another, her horrifying act of vengeance destroys everything – and everyone – that binds them. Grand opera thinks big and Medea is as big as they get!

 


 

THE HOURS


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 3+ hours
LOCATION: WF Performing Arts Center
December 10, 2022
Performance starts at 10:55am
Venue doors open at 10:30am

The Hours

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story The Hours follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. One of two operas sung in English this season, this exciting world premiere by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts is adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel.

 


 

FEDORA


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 2 hours
LOCATION: WF Performing Arts Center
January 14, 2023
Performance starts at 10:55am
Venue doors open at 10:30am

Fedora

Fedora, by Umberto Giordano, returns to the Met for the first time in 25 years. Fedora Romanzov, a Russian princess, tracks down Count Loris, the murderer of her fiancé. However, in true opera form, she falls in love with him, only to ultimately end her life after she mistakenly betrays him and he denounces her. The Italian hyper-romantic Fedora has been called “a sort of hot fudge sundae, nutritiously negligible yet positively irresistible.”

 


 

LOHENGRIN


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 5 hours
LOCATION: O’Shaughnessy Center
March 18, 2023
Performance starts at 10:00am
Venue doors open at 9:30am

Lohengrin

Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin may be most famous for introducing “Here Comes the Bride” to the world, but the storytelling is all about the nature of power – what it is, who has it, and who decides. Weaving together several medieval German myths, as well as the Arthurian Grail mythology, Lohengrin serves up passion, betrayal, vengeance, and redemption in hearty portions with timely-themed side orders of war and trusting in blind faith.

 


 

FALSTAFF


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 3 hours
LOCATION: WF Performing Arts Center
April 1, 2023
Performance starts at 10:30am
Venue doors open at 10:00am

Falstaff

A deeply human comedy, Giuseppe Verdi’s last opera Falstaff is an Italian classic. The story is a blend of scenes from Shakespeare, primarily drawn from the comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. It centers on the remarkable personality of Sir John Falstaff, a buffoon nobleman whose arrogance and ego delusionally lead him to scheme for the affections of two married Windsor wives. With a supremely well-crafted score, it is among the greatest operatic comedies of all time.

 


 

DER ROSENKAVALIER (“The Knight of the Rose”)


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 4.5+ hours
LOCATION: WF Performing Arts Center
April 15, 2023
Performance starts at 10:00am
Venue doors open at 9:30am

Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier has been called Richard Strauss’s most popular and lushest German opera. The story concerns wise woman Marschallin and her much younger lover Octavian. Ultimately forced to accept the laws of time, Marschallin must give up Octavian to a pretty young heiress, all amidst waltzes, fantastic arias, humor, and a darker social commentary that simmers beneath all that Viennese charm. Der Rosenkavalier has been called a “whipped cream-covered, liqueur-soaked confection emerging as the glorious piece of escapism its creators always intended.”

 


 

CHAMPION


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 3.5 hours
LOCATION: O’Shaughnessy Center April 29, 2023
Performance starts at 10:55am
Venue doors open at 10:30am

Champion

Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met. A groundbreaking work combining the disciplines of opera and jazz, Champion tells the real-life story of world champion boxer Emile Griffith, a man haunted by memories of his past who struggled to reconcile his sexuality in a hyper-macho world. Champion’s visually stunning production and soulful score illuminates Griffith’s triumphs and struggles that are still powerfully relevant today.

 


 

DON GIOVANNI


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 3+ hours
LOCATION: WF Performing Arts Center
May 20, 2023
Performance starts at 10:55am
Venue doors open at 10:30am

Don Giovanni

Downright deceit, charm, wronged women determined to avenge, a raging storm – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Italian opera about pathological liar Don Giovanni could hardly seem more contemporary. Often considered the greatest opera ever composed, Mozart’s masterpiece combines comedy, drama, and supernatural elements to capture the downfall of a serial womanizer. From its thrilling overture to its breathtaking final scene, Don Giovanni explores issues of amorality, power, and justice that are just as relevant to today as to Mozart’s time.

 


 

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (“The Magic Flute”)


APPROXIMATE LENGTH: 3+ hours
LOCATION: WF Performing Arts Center
June 3, 2023
Performance starts at 10:55am
Venue doors open at 10:30am

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s German-sung Die Zauberflöte follows Tamino, a prince lost in a foreign land, on his quest to save Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night. With the gift of a magical flute, Tamino discovers that nothing, not even day and night, are quite as they first appear. Die Zauberflöte is technically not an opera at all, but a singspiel play that features spoken dialogue as well as traditional operatic singing—much like American musical theater. One of Mozart’s most celebrated pieces of music, it is a sublime fairy tale about the search for goodness, honesty, enlightenment, and truth.