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Metropolitan Opera:  Live in HD

Tickets per performance:

$22 General Admission; $20 Seniors; $15 Students and Children


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A groundbreaking series of live, high-definition performance
transmissions projected onto Staller's 40 ft. screen.

What is Metropolitan Opera:  Live in HD?




Macbeth (new production) – Verdi
Saturday, January 12, 2008 (1:30 – 4:50 pm ET)
Running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes. 1 intermission

Giuseppe Verdi’s longstanding affinity for Shakespeare is explored in Adrian Noble's dark yet exhilarating vision for this disturbing work. James Levine conducts and acclaimed baritone Lado Ataneli stars in the towering title role. Bass-baritone John Relyea plays the role of the doomed Banquo.

Conductor James Levine; Production Adrian Noble; Maria Guleghina, Roberto Aronica, Lado Ataneli, John Relyea

With English subtitles

Manon Lescaut – Puccini
Saturday, March 8, 2008 (1:00 – 4:21 pm ET)
Running time: 3 hours, 21 minutes. 2 intermissions
Encore Performance - a re-broadcast of a live performance
from February 16, 2008

On the heels of her triumph in Jenůfa, Finnish phenomenon Karita Mattila adds another landmark role to her Met repertory, the free-spirited beauty Manon Lescaut. The story of the magnetic attraction between two young lovers is the perfect vehicle for the soprano’s exhilarating charisma, especially when matched by the ardent tenor of Marcello Giordani. Music Director James Levine conducts his first Met performances of the work since 1981.

Conductor James Levine; Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani, Dwayne Croft, Dale Travis

 With English subtitles

Peter Grimes (new production) – Britten
Saturday, March 15, 2008 (1:30 – 5:15 pm ET)
Running time: 3 hours, 45 minutes. 2 intermissions

Peter Grimes is under investigation for unthinkable transgressions, yet Benjamin Britten’s probing exploration of the nature of guilt and judgment implicates an entire fishing village. Director John Doyle, a Tony Award® winner for his interpretation of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, makes his Met debut answering the challenges of this modern masterpiece. Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey takes on the complex title role. The riveting Patricia Racette plays Ellen Orford, the woman who refuses to abandon him. Featuring what may be 20th-century opera’s most impressive tenor role, Peter Grimes, with its sweeping orchestral beauty, will be an engrossing and haunting theatrical journey.

Conductor Donald Runnicles; Production John Doyle; Patricia Racette, Anthony Dean Griffey, Anthony Michaels-Moore

With English subtitles

Tristan und Isolde – Wagner
Saturday, March 22, 2008 (12:30 – 6:05 pm ET)
Running time: 5 hours, 35 minutes. 2 intermissions

Met Music Director and eminent Wagnerian James Levine conducts this much anticipated revival. Deborah Voigt, one of the world’s most celebrated Wagnerian sopranos, undertakes this iconic role for the first time at the Met. The leading Tristan of our time, Ben Heppner, portrays the other half of this archetypal couple on their mystical journey of love, sex, and death.

Conductor James Levine; Production Dieter Dorn; Deborah Voigt, Michelle DeYoung, Ben Heppner, Eike Wilm Schulte, Matti Salminen

With English subtitles

La Bohème – Puccini
Saturday, April 5, 2008 (1:30 – 4:50 pm ET)
Running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes. 2 intermissions

A magnificent cast comes together for Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of the Puccini favorite. The exciting young conductor Nicola Luisotti presides over a glorious vocal ensemble led by the mesmerizing Angela Gheorghiu, who sings Mimì at the Met for the first time in twelve years, opposite golden-toned tenor Ramón Vargas as her lover, Rodolfo.

Conductor Nicola Luisotti; Production Franco Zeffirelli; Angela Gheorghiu, Ainhoa Arteta, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier, Quinn Kelsey, Oren Gradus, Paul Plishka

With English subtitles

La Fille du Régiment (new production) – Donizetti
Saturday, May 3, 2008 (1:00 – 4:10 pm ET)
Running time: 3 hours, 10 minutes. 1 intermission
Encore Performance - a re-broadcast of a live performance
from April 26, 2008

Experience the “exceedingly yummy operatic cake” that was called “the operatic show of the season” by The Times of London when it opened at Covent Garden this past winter. Audiences were dazzled by Natalie Dessay’s fearless coloratura and impeccable comic timing and by Juan Diego Flórez’s remarkable musicality—complete with the famous high Cs. Dessay and Flórez are an “operatic coupling made in heaven” raved the Financial Times. Directed by Laurent Pelly, the production also boasts stage legend and four-time Tony Award® winner Zoe Caldwell as the Duchess of Krakenthorp.

Conductor Marco Armiliato; Production Laurent Pelly; Natalie Dessay, Felicity Palmer, Juan Diego Flórez, Alessandro Corbelli, Zoe Caldwell

 With English subtitles

 

Metropolitan Opera:  Live in HD

Tickets per performance:

$22 General Admission; $20 Seniors; $15 Students and Children


Tickets on Sale Now! Click Here!

What is Metropolitan Opera:  Live in HD?


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