ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will present the 2022-23 season of “The Met: Live in HD,” the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts from New York City. The Met’s 16th Live-In-HD season opens Saturday, Oct. 22, with a live transmission of Cherubini’s “Medea,” a Met-premiere production starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.

Kelli O’Hara as Laura Brown, Joyce DiDonato as Virginia Woolf, and Renée Fleming as Clarissa Vaughan in Kevin Puts’s “The Hours.” Photo by Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

In addition to “Medea,” the season will feature two more company premieres, both led by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Kevin Puts’s “The Hours,” in its world-premiere production, starring the powerhouse trio of soprano Renée Fleming, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and soprano Kelli O’Hara; and the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s first opera, “Champion,” about the life of boxer Emile Griffith. Four additional new productions will be presented throughout the season: Giordano’s “Fedora” with soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role; Wagner’s “Lohengrin” starring tenor Piotr Beczała; and two Mozart operas conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, including a cinematic staging of “Don Giovanni” by Ivo van Hove and Simon McBurney’s production of “Die Zauberflöte,” which raises the orchestra pit to allow interaction with the cast.

Ryan Speedo Green as Young Emile Griffith in Terence Blanchard’s “Champion.” Photo by Zenith Richards / Met Opera

Live in HD audiences will also have the chance to see Michael Mayer’s celebrated production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” starring soprano Nadine Sierra as Violetta; and the return of two of Robert Carsen’s productions, including Verdi’s “Falstaff,” with baritone Michael Volle singing the title role in his first Verdi opera at the Met, and Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier,” with soprano Lise Davidsen and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Marschallin and Octavian.

“The Met: Live in HD” series has increased accessibility to Met performances for audiences around the world. Met artists serve as hosts for the Live in HD series, providing background on the operas, introducing exciting behind-the-scenes features, and conducting live interviews with stars, crew and production teams.

This series is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets go on sale to Metropolitan Opera members starting Thursday, July 14, from noon to 4 p.m., at the walk-up box office or by calling (207) 594-0070. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Wednesday, July 20, and can be purchased online at; by calling the box office at (207) 594-0070; or at the walk-up box office when the theater is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera showtime. Ticket prices for the live broadcasts are $27/Adults, $25/Strand Members and $15/Students, including college students with ID. Tickets for encore presentations are $23/Adults, $15/Strand Members and $5/Students, including college students with ID. For current COVID safety policies, visit the Strand website or call the theater.

The prelude of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Photo by Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera