The Met, like many live performance venues, canceled upcoming shows because of the spread of the coronavirus. Earlier this week it began streaming for free encore presentations of its Live in HD series.
"During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Every day a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being released for free, on-demand streaming, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Learn more here.
The Met will also soon launch an emergency fundraising drive to help the company cope with the large loss of box office and other earned revenues caused by the canceled performances and scheduled movie-theater transmissions. As we confront this extraordinary and uncertain situation, we will rely more than ever on the generosity of opera lovers everywhere.
Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this uncertain time."