You Can Now Watch the Metropolitan Opera Online for Free

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The Metropolitan Opera is doing people everywhere a solid amid ongoing social distancing.

On Friday, the opera announced it will stream encore performances of some of its most famed shows to the public starting on Monday, March 16 and going through Sunday, March 22. The best part? It is completely free. 

“A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure,” the opera said in a statement.

All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will remain available on the homepage of for 20 hours. The series will begin tonight, with Bizet’s Carmen, starring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna.

“We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb in the statement. “Every night, we’ll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.”

Check out the entire schedule of performances, along with other listing information, here.

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