SUMMER ENCORE SCREENINGS OF SIX OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES
This June and July, the Metropolitan Opera will present encore presentations of six Live in HD performances in hundreds of movie theaters across the United States.
The series begins June 13th with Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, with star soprano Anna Netrebko, and ends on July 25th with Strauss’s bittersweet romance Der Rosenkavalier, starring Renée Fleming in one of her most acclaimed roles.
ANNA BOLENA (Donizetti)
Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. local time • Estimated running time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Anna Netrebko sings one of opera’s greatest mad scenes as Anne Boleyn in Donizetti’s opera based on the tragic demise of the famous English queen. David McVicar’s production, which opened the Met’s 2011-12 season, also stars Ekaterina Gubanova as Anne’s rival, Jane Seymour, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Henry VIII. Marco Armiliato conducts the Met premiere of this legendary diva showcase.
LE COMTE ORY (Rossini)
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. local time • Estimated running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
A trio of bel canto stars--Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, and Joyce DiDonato—star in the Met premiere of Rossini’s exuberant comedy, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini. Mistaken identities and vocal fireworks abound in the story of a count who disguises himself to seduce a lonely countess.
DON GIOVANNI (Mozart)
Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. local time • Estimated running time: 3 hours
Mariusz Kwiecien is the world’s most famous lover in Michael Grandage's new staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the cast of gifted Mozarteans, which includes Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Barbara Frittoli as Donna Elvira, Mojca Erdmann as Zerlina, Ramón Vargas as Don Ottavio, and Luca Pisaroni as the Don’s beleaguered servant Leporello.
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Offenbach)
Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. local time • Estimated running time: 3 hours
Joseph Calleja stars as the loveless poet Hoffmann in Bartlett Sher’s production, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. Hoffmann loves and loses three women in the course of the opera: the mechanical doll Olympia (Kathleen Kim), the frail singer Antonia (Anna Netrebko), and the greedy courtesan Giulietta (Ekaterina Gubanova).
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti)
Wednesday,July 18 at 6:30 p.m. local time • Estimated running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Anna Netrebko stars as the emotionally fragile Lucia, whose forced marriage to a man she doesn’t love leads to madness and murder. Mariusz Kwiecien sings the role of her tyrannical brother, Enrico, and Piotr Beczala is her lover, Edgardo. Marco Armiliato conducts; Mary Zimmerman’s production stages the opera as a Victorian-era ghost story.
DER ROSENKAVALIER (Strauss)
Wednesday,July 25 at 6:30 p.m. local time • Estimated running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
Renée Fleming stars as the Marschallin, a married noblewoman who wistfully renounces her affair with a much-younger man, in Richard Strauss’s tale of love lost and found in 18th-century Vienna. Edo de Waart conducts a cast that also includes Susan Graham as Octavian, Kristin Sigmundsson as Baron Ochs, and Christine Schäfer as Sophie.
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