Metropolitan Opera Commemorates Mother’s Day With a Questionable Lineup of Family Drama

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For when flowers just won’t cut it, there’s Elektra and Agrippina.
Kate Lindsey and Joyce DiDonato in <i>Agrippina</i>
Kate Lindsey and Joyce DiDonato in Agrippina Marty Sohl/Met Opera

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Metropolitan Opera has assembled a lineup of free streams that center around, erm, complicated family dynamics. That latest themed week of the Nightly Met Streams series kicks off May 3 with Strauss’ Elektra.

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.

May 3: Strauss’s Elektra
Starring Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, and Eric Owens, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Production by Patrice Chéreau. Originally broadcast April 30, 2016.

May 4: Handel’s Rodelinda
Starring Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, and Shenyang, conducted by Harry Bicket. Production by Stephen Wadsworth. Originally broadcast December 3, 2011.

May 5: Thomas’s Hamlet
Starring Marlis Petersen, Jennifer Larmore, Simon Keenlyside, and James Morris, conducted by Louis Langrée. Production by Patrice Caurier & Moshe Leiser. Originally broadcast March 27, 2010.

May 6: Bellini’s Norma
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Production by Sir David McVicar. Originally broadcast October 7, 2017.

May 7: Berg’s Wozzeck
Starring Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, and Christian Van Horn, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Production by William Kentridge. Originally broadcast January 11, 2020.

May 8: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Starring Patricia Racette, Maria Zifchak, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Patrick Summers. Production by Anthony Minghella. Originally broadcast March 7, 2009.

May 9: Handel’s Agrippina
Starring Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Harry Bicket. Production by Sir David McVicar. Originally broadcast February 29, 2020.

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