You can watch live performances in the UAE from The Metropolitan Opera

There's a different show each night from the New York venue

You can watch live performances in the UAE from The Metropolitan Opera
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If you’re missing going out to shows and watching live performances, we hear you.

We love being part of a crowd, feeling the buzz as a live stage show comes together as performers amaze us with their talent. But all that is on hold for meantime, for the most part anyway.

While you can’t take your seats in a theatre, you can still watch live performances from around the world in the comfort of your home.

The Metropolitan Opera is broadcasting a number of free live performances for fans across the globe.

Opera In HD is broadcast live on the Metropolitan Opera website and mobile app, where you can watch the performances as they happen.

Streams go live from New York City at 3.30am in the UAE, but if that’s too late for you (let's be honest, it probably is) then the good news is that you can catch the performances any time in the next 24 hours after the show on the website and app.

This weekend there are four performances that you can watch from the UAE.

First up on Thursday April 23 it’s Lehar’s The Merry Window which stars Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn

Next, on Friday April 24, you can see Verdi’s La Traviata that features performances from Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

On the penultimate evening of shows you the At Home Gala with feature performances from more than 40 leading artists on Saturday April 25.

Finally, bringing a weekend of cultural performances to a close, on Sunday April 26 you can watch Rossini’s La Cenerentola with performances from Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez.

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