The Cultural Center of the Philippines

with the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation, Inc. and

Ayala Malls Cinemas


Tuesdays at 5:30 PM

March 5, 2024: Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss)

April 2, 2024: Nabucco (Verdi)

May 7, 2024: Carmen (Bizet)

June 4, 2024: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (Anthony Davis)

July 2, 2024: La Forza del Destino (Verdi)

August 13, 2024: La Rondine (Puccini)

September 3, 2024: Dead Man Walking (Jake Heggie)

CCP @ Ayala Malls Cinemas

Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1, Makati City


Met Opera in HD returns to the movie theater as the Cultural Center of the Philippines proudly launches the 9th Season of THE MET: LIVE IN HD, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Filipinas Opera Society Foundation Inc., and Ayala Cinemas. Experience the grandeur of world-class opera as The Met: Live in HD brings to life the latest performances with stunning high-definition video and immersive Dolby Surround Sound!

The Met: Live in HD Season 9 unfolds with a mesmerizing production showcased each month until September 2024 at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City. This screening is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.


Ticket Price:

Php 350 – Regular Price

Php 100 – Students and Young Professionals

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DER ROSENKAVALIER by Richard Strauss

March 5, 2024 | 5:30 PM; Estimated Running Time: 4 hrs 16 min

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Brian Mulligan is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.


NABUCCO by Giuseppe Verdi

April 2, 2024 | 5:30 PM; Estimated Running Time: 3 hrs 40 min

Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions featuring a renowned international cast. Georgian baritone George Gagnidze stars as Nabucco, the imperious king of Babylon, alongside Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the role of his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Singing the lovers Fenena and Ismaele, whose love transcends politics, are mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova, and South Korean tenor SeokJong Baek. Bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s exhilarating early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, the moving “Va, pensiero.”


CARMEN by Georges Bizet

May 7, 2024 | 5:30 PM; Estimated Running Time: 2 hrs 46 min

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.


THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X by Giuseppe Verdi Anthony Davis

June 4, 2024 | 5:30 PM; Estimated Running Time: 3 hrs 20 min

Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera, which premiered in 1986, arrives at the Met at long last. Theater luminary and Tony-nominated director of Slave Play Robert O’Hara oversees a potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X, alongside soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother, Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis as his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson as Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto.


LA FORZA DEL DESTINO by Giuseppe Verdi

July 2, 2024| 5:30 PM; Estimated Running Time: 2 hrs 45 min

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendetta, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen following a string of recent Met triumphs with her role debut as the noble Leonora, one of the repertory’s most tormented—and thrilling—heroines. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. The distinguished cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Leonora’s forbidden beloved Don Alvaro, baritone Igor Golovatenko as her vengeful brother Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Judit Kutasi as the fortune teller Preziosilla, bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone, and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano. For the final three performances, soprano Elena Stikhina and mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova take over as Leonora and Preziosilla.


LA RONDINE by Giacomo Puccini

August 13, 2024 | 5:30 PM; Estimated Running Time: 1 hr 54 min

Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. In their Met debuts, soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov complete the sterling cast as Lisette and Prunier.



September 3, 2024| 5:30 PM; Estimated Running Time: 2 hrs 49 min

American composer Jake Heggie’s compelling masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, arrives in the cinema in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer, Dead Man Walking matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother.



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