The Metropolitan Opera Sampler

The Norton Opera Sampler

This website includes over two hours of stunning video from fourteen classic and contemporary operas, several of which were featured in the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning Live in HD series of movie-theater transmissions.

This website continues W. W. Norton's long tradition of providing instructors with unmatched teaching resources and students with an unparalleled musical experience.

Access to the selections, listed below, is included in specific Norton textbooks or available for purchase.


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Included Performances

John Adams
Doctor Atomic

  • Act I, Scene 3: “Batter my heart” 7:40
  • Act II, Scene 3: “At the sight of this” (Bhagavad Gita chorus) 4:18

Alban Berg

  • Act III, Scene 2: “Dort links geht’s in die Stadt” 5:47
  • Act III, Scene 3: “Tantz alle; tantz nur zu” 4:23
  • Act III, Scene 4: “Das Messer? Wo ist das Messer?” 4:38
  • Interlude and Act III, Scene 5: “Ringel, Ringel, Rosenkranz, Ringelreih’n!” 5:36

Georges Bizet

  • Act I: “L’amour est un oiseau” (Habanera) 4:44
  • Act I: “Près des remparts de Séville” (Seguidilla) 4:38

Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes

  • Act III, Scene 2: “To hell with all your mercy!” 9:25

Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice

  • Act II, Scene 1: Dance of the Furies – “Chi mai dell’Erebo” – “Deh placatevi con me!” 6:53

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni

  • Act I: “Notte e giorno faticar” – “Leporello, ove sei?” 6:11
  • Act I, Scene 5: “Ah! Chi mi dice mai” – “Chi è là” – “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” 12:03
  • Act I: “Là ci darem la mano” 3:27

Modest Mussorgsky
Boris Godunov

  • Act I, Scene 2: Coronation Scene 7:41

Giacomo Puccini
La Bohème

  • Act II: “Quando me’n vo’” (Musetta’s Waltz) 5:43

Giacomo Puccini
Madama Buttefly

  • Act I: from Wedding Scene 5:24
  • Act II: “Un bel di vedremo’ 5:29

Gioachino Rossini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  • Act I: “Una voce poco fa” 6:33

Giuseppe Verdi

  • Act III: “La donna e mobile’ – “Un di, se ben rammentomi” – “Bella figlia dell’amore” (Quartet) 8:22

Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata

  • Act III: “Signora” – “Parigi, o cara” 9:14

Richard Wagner
Die Walküre

  • Act I, Scene 3: “Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond” 3:25
  • Act I, Scene 3: “Siegmund heiss’ ich” 4:44
  • Act III: Vorspiel (Ride of the Valkyries) – “Hojotoho!” 5:23
  • Act III, Scene 3: “Loge, hör!” (Magic Fire Music) 4:58

Richard Wagner
Tristan und Isolde

  • Act I, Scene 5: “Auf das tau! Anker los!” 10:48