Grounded - The Metropolitan Opera (2024) - Grounded - The Metropolitan Opera (2024)

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General Information

  • Production title:Grounded - The Metropolitan Opera (2024)
  • Creation date:23/09/2024
  • Work - Composer:Grounded - Jeanine Tesori
  • Opera house:The Metropolitan Opera.


New production.

Two-time Tony Award–winning composer Jeanine Tesori’s powerful new opera Grounded, commissioned by the Met and based on librettist George Brant’s acclaimed play, wrestles with the ethical quandaries and psychological toll of 21st-century warfare. Mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, one of opera’s most compelling young stars, portrays Jess, a hot-shot fighter pilot whose unplanned pregnancy takes her out of the cockpit and lands her in Las Vegas, operating a Reaper drone halfway around the world. As she struggles to adjust to this new way of doing battle, she fights to maintain her sanity, and her soul, as she is called to rain down death by remote control. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the Met premiere of Tesori’s kaleidoscopic score and a cast that also features tenor Ben Bliss as the Wyoming rancher who becomes Jess’s husband. Michael Mayer’s high-tech staging, using a vast array of LED screens, presents a variety of perspectives on the action, including the drone’s predatory view from high above.

Please note that video cameras will be in operation during the Oct 16 and Oct 19 performances as part of the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.

More information is available on the official website of the opera house.


September 23, 2024 18:30:00

September 27, 2024 20:00:00

October 02, 2024 19:30:00

October 05, 2024 20:00:00

October 09, 2024 19:30:00

October 12, 2024 20:00:00

October 16, 2024 19:30:00 streaming

October 19, 2024 13:00:00 streaming


Michael Mayer

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Steven Osgood

Emily D'Angelo

Kirsten MacKinnon

Ben Bliss

Kyle Miller

Work's characters list





Also Jess