After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, which comes to cinemas for the first time on January 11. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei as the disturbed title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, alongside a commanding cast that also includes tenor Christopher Ventris, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn, and tenor Gerhard Siegel.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the theatre seat installation project,WOZZECK was previously recorded and will not be shown live. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 - 11:55 A.M. and SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 - 1:00 P.M.

Met HD Live: Wozzeck
NR 01 h 42 m
With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action, and Documentary – this is your chance to see all of the Oscar nominated short films on the big screen! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.  The Oscar Shorts will be divided into three separate programs: Live Action, Animation, and Documentary. Separate admission is charged for each program. A festival pass, good for admission to all three programs, will be available at the Ross Box Office.
Schedule and film information coming soon! | SHOWING AT THE ROSS JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 13, 2020. 2020 Oscar Shorts
NR 01 h 52 m
In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors.  Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth.  Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life starts changing -- slowly, but inevitably.  Hunting becomes more and more difficult, the animals around them die from inexplicable deaths, and the ice has been melting earlier every year.  Chena, who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world -- and to their daughter Ága, who has left the icy tundra a long time ago due to family feud.  When Sedna's health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfill her wish.  He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 6, 2020. AGA
NR 01 h 48 m
One of America’s favorite operas takes the big screen on February 1. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, and Alfred Walker. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - 11:55 A.M. and SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 1:00 P.M. Met HD Live: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
NR 03 h 25 m
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the London’s West End.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 7:00 P.M. and SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - 1:00 P.M. National Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac
NR 03 h 12 m
In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas on February 29, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 - 11:55 A.M. and SUNDAY, MARCH 1 - 1:00 P.M. Met HD Live: Agrippina
NR 04 h 10 m
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel brings his acclaimed portrayal of the doomed title sea captain to cinemas for the first time on March 14. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut run, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS SATURDAY, MARCH 14 - 11:55 A.M. and SUNDAY, MARCH 15 - 1:00 P.M. Met HD Live: Der Fliegende Hollander
NR 02 h 29 m
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns to cinemas on April 11 as Puccini’s explosive diva. Tenor Brian Jagde is the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle completes the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS SATURDAY, APRIL 11 - 11:55 A.M. and SUNDAY, APRIL 12 - 1:00 P.M. Mt HD Live: Tosca
NR 03 h 07 m
Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, returns to cinemas on May 9 as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of Leicester. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s handsome production.

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2 HRS 56 MINS Met HD Live: Maria Stuarda
NR 02 h 56 m
Rural England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, 21-year-old Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When Sally claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. | SHOWING AT THE ROSS THURSDAY, MAY 21 - 7:00 P.M. and SUNDAY, MAY 24 - 1:00 P.M. National Theatre: The Welkin
NR 01 h 52 m