What to Watch Tonight, May 25, 2020

The New York City ballet is continuing its digital spring season today with a showing of Christopher Wheeldon’s “Liturgy,” and “Carousel (A Dance).”

The ballets were recorded in 2017 and 2018 respectively. You can catch them on YouTube through this evening. Tomorrow the group will be releasing a new ballet, George Balanchine’s “Donizetti Variations.”


Watch The Metropolitan Opera perform “La Damnation de Faust”

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New York’s Metropolitan Opera is continuing its at-home series today with a performance of Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust”

Like previous weeks, the opera will be available on the opera’s website at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight and will remain available until 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow, when it will be replaced with a new production.

Now’s a good time to mark your calendar for any of the shows you want to catch this week. Here’s the full rundown:

Monday, May 25
Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust
Starring Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and John Relyea, conducted by James Levine. From November 22, 2008.

Tuesday, May 26
Verdi’s Ernani
Starring Angela Meade, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 25, 2012.

Wednesday, May 27
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
Starring Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, and Pablo Elvira, conducted by James Levine. From March 29, 1980.

Thursday, May 28
Berlioz’s Les Troyens
Starring Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From January 5, 2013.

Friday, May 29
Viewers’ Choice: Bellini’s La Sonnambula
Starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, conducted by Evelino Pidò. From March 21, 2009.

Saturday, May 30
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore
Starring Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. From February 10, 2018.

Sunday, May 31
Strauss’s Salome
Starring Karita Mattila, Ildikó Komlósi, Kim Begley, Joseph Kaiser, and Juha Uusitalo, conducted by Patrick Summers. From October 11, 2008.