You don’t have to travel into New York to go to the Metropolitan Opera! For our 20th Anniversary Season, Staller Center will present the full schedule of live HD opera from the Met via satellite, shown on the big screen in the Main Stage Theatre. Last season, Staller Center was the first university arts center in the region to screen live performances of the acclaimed operas from the Met. As many as a dozen operas will be presented in 2008-09, including well-known classics and new productions from the Metropolitan Opera. Performances are projected in high definition with Dolby Digital surround sound. Most operas will be presented on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. In some cases, the screening will be a rebroadcast of an opera captured at an earlier date.

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Tickets: $22 general admission; $20 senior citizens with ID on file; $15 students and children.


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2008–09 Live in HD Schedule  

La Rondine

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January 10, 2009, 1 pm (Live)
2 hours 15 minutes/ one intermission

Nicolas Joël directs this new production, which stars opera’s charismatic real-life duo Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, in Puccini’s gorgeously melodic look at love. Marco Armiliato conducts.  


Orfeo ed Euridice

January 24, 2009, 1 pm (Live)
1 hour 31 minutes/no intermission

This hit from the 2006–07 season, directed by Mark Morris, will feature the artistry of Stephanie Blythe and Danielle de Niese in the title roles. Music Director James Levine conducts.


Lucia di Lammermoor

February 7, 2009, 1 pm (Live)
3 hours 20 minutes/two intermissions

Mary Zimmerman’s hit production, which opened the 2007–08 season, stars the charismatic Anna Netrebko opposite Rolando Villazón as her lover and Mariusz Kwiecien as her tyrannical brother; Marco Armiliato conducts.  


Madama Butterfly

March 8, 2009, 6 pm (Encore from March 7)
3 hours 21 minutes /two intermissions

Patricia Racette returns to the title role in Anthony Minghella’s stunning production, a new classic in the Met repertory. This critically acclaimed staging opened the 2006–07 season at the Met and in Times Square . Marco Armiliato conducts.  



La Sonnambula

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March 22, 2009, 1 pm (Encore from March 21)
2 hours 40 minutes /one intermission

Mary Zimmerman’s new production explores the opera’s dual elements of sleep and wakefulness in a staging set in the present day. Bellini’s lyrical score soars with Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez in the leading roles; Evelino Pidò conducts.  






La Cenerentola

May 9, 2009, 12:30 pm (Live)
3 hours/ one intermission

Elına Garanca, who had her triumphant Met debut last season, stars in the title role of Rossini’s Cinderella story. She appears opposite Lawrence Brownlee, with Maurizio Benini conducting.





Tickets on sale now!  

All times Eastern. Cast, repertory, and schedule subject to change.

Tickets will be available in August.  Visit or call (631-632-ARTS for more information.