NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD  

946 NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD

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

Live in HD audiences around the world will see ten live performances from the Met’s 2017-18 season. The Met: Captured Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 22 million tickets sold over the first 11 years of the series. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 71 countries around the world.

“This season, we’re replenishing our core repertoire with new productions of Così fan tutte, Norma, and Tosca, while stretching our horizons with The Exterminating Angel and Cendrillon,” said Gelb. “The HD schedule includes repertory favorites and stimulating rarities with something for neophytes and aficionados alike.”

The 2017-18 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcast of Bellini’s Norma starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role; the Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel; Rossini’s Semiramide, which has not been staged at the Met in 25 years; Verdi’s tragedy Luisa Miller starring Sonya Yoncheva and Plácido Domingo; and the Met premiere of Massenet’s Cendrillon, starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role.

In addition to the productions new to Captured Live in HD, audiences can see the Met’s new stagings of Puccini’s Tosca, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann; Mozart’s Così fan tutte set in the 1950s in Coney Island, with an ensemble cast including Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara.

The season will also feature Mozart’s full-length German opera Die Zauberflöte conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine (the abridged version of The Magic Flute was the first Live in HD transmission in the series); Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, starring Pretty Yende in her first Met performances as the spirited Adina with Matthew Polenzani reprising Nemorino, and Puccini’s La Bohème featuring Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano as the young Parisian lovers, Mimì and Rodolfo. 

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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Met Opera: LUISA MILLER 238 mins

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Met Opera: CENDRILLON 167 mins

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