About the Met Opera on Demand Catalog
The Met Opera on Demand catalog features more than 475 full-length performances, divided into three different categories:
- 70 videos from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions—featuring today’s greatest singers, captured in stunning high definition with state-of-the-art sound and production values
- Most HD videos also include behind-the-scenes footage with the singers and creative teams
- All HD videos include English subtitles, and most also include subtitles in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and/or Spanish; users select their subtitle option at any time and may choose to turn subtitles off
- True HD at 1280x720 resolution, delivered at bitrates exceeding 2mbps
- Met documentaries The Audition and Wagner's Dream
- 70+ videos recorded for public television from 1977-2003, featuring legendary performances by such singers as Plácido Domingo, Leontyne Price, Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto, Teresa Stratas, Joan Sutherland, Jon Vickers, and more
- All SD videos include English subtitles
- A number of special Gala concerts
- 325+ radio-broadcast performances dating back to 1935, primarily from the Met’s historic program of Saturday matinee broadcasts as well as more recent performances first aired on the Met's satellite radio channel
- CD-quality, stereo sound
Download the latest full catalog listing. (Updated January, 2014)
Every title in the Met Opera on Demand catalog is chaptered like a CD or DVD, with aria title and performer name(s) available on every track. The Met has chosen select "Featured" tracks to highlight noteworthy sections within each performance. Additionally, most titles include a link to an English synopsis of the opera (with multi-language synopses available for select operas.)
Every video (both HD and SD) can be viewed in full-screen, with full player functionality (including control of optional subtitles) always available.
The entire catalog is easily searched by opera name, perfomer, composer, conductor, performance date, and/or media type.