After what was likely the most trying period in its illustrious history, New York’s Metropolitan Opera plans to return to cinemas worldwide in 2021 with an impressively bold program of work. The 2021-22 season features six new productions and three Met premieres of contemporary operas – the most since 1928 – and includes another outing for Brett Dean’s Hamlet.

Hamletby Brett Dean, at Glyndebourne, 2017. Photo © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. / Richard Hubert Smith

Presented in Australia by Sharmill Films, the plan is to open the season in cinemas from 2 October, 2021 (final dates may be subject to change) with a filmic profile of the Met’s new Music Director. Yannick: An Artist’s Journey, is by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke who has previously produced a pair of highly successful Met documentaries: The Audition, a revealing look inside the the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and 2017’s The Opera House, a look at the transfer to and building of the Met’s new home at Lincoln Center. The new film traces the Canadian conductor’s journey...