NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN CINEMA  

946 NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN CINEMA

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko.

The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s Music Director for the start of the 2018–19 season, accelerating his arrival in the post by two seasons.

The 2018–19 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, including four new productions: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, directed by Darko Tresnjak and conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the U.S. premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s suspenseful thriller, directed by Michael Mayer with Isabel Leonard as the title character; Mayer’s new staging of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey; and Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda in Sir David McVicar’s new staging. In addition to Aida and the four new productions, Live in HD audiences will have the chance to see Poulenc’s 20th-century masterpiece Dialogues des Carmélites for the first time in cinemas, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, along with classic revivals of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jonas Kaufmann as Dick Johnson; Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Clémentine Margaine as the alluring gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as Don José; Laurent Pelly’s whimsical reimagining of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, with Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende as Tonio and Marie; and the most popular of Wagner’s four epic Ring operas, Die Walküre, with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde.

'Be part of an operatic experience...arguably creating a new, hybrid art form of opera and cinema.' The Guardian

The Met captured Live in HD series is distributed internationally by New York-based  BY Experience: www.byexperience.net and across Australia by film distributor Sharmill Films: www.sharmillfilms.com.au & supported in WA by the West Australian Opera.

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METOPERA: MARNIE (PREMIERE PRODUCTION) 197 mins

2669 METOPERA: MARNIE (PREMIERE PRODUCTION) A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?  Based on the novel that also ... More
Screening: Sat 9 Feb - Sun 10 Feb at:
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METOPERA: LA TRAVIATA (NEW PRODUCTION) 212 mins

2666 METOPERA: LA TRAVIATA (NEW PRODUCTION)  New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego ... More
Screening: Sat 9 Mar - Sun 10 Mar at:
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METOPERA: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (NEW PRODUCTION) 238 mins

2671 METOPERA: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (NEW PRODUCTION) For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a ... More
Screening: Sat 6 Apr - Sun 7 Apr at:
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METOPERA: CARMEN (REVIVAL) 221 mins

2675 METOPERA: CARMEN (REVIVAL)  Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable ... More
Screening: Sat 4 May - Sun 5 May at:
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METOPERA: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT (REVIVAL) 175 mins

2672 METOPERA: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT (REVIVAL)  Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent ... More
Screening: Sat 1 Jun - Sun 2 Jun at:
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METOPERA: DIE WALKURE (REVIVAL) 320 mins

2673 METOPERA: DIE WALKURE (REVIVAL) Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written— – including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries —– Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring Ccycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins ... More
Screening: Sat 29 Jun - Sun 30 Jun at:
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METOPERA: DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES (FIRST TIME IN HD) 209 mins

2674 METOPERA: DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES (FIRST TIME IN HD)  Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family ... More
Screening: Sat 27 Jul - Sun 28 Jul at:
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