Met HD Productions Return This Summer
Enjoy select encore performances from the Met’s Live in HD series in your local movie theater this month and next. The lineup includes Anna Bolena starring Anna Netrebko, Der Rosenkavalier with Renée Fleming and Susan Graham, and other extraordinary performances (full listing below). All showings begin at 6:30pm local time—so find your nearest movie theater and get your tickets today!
US: June 13, 2012, 6:30 pm (local time)
Anna Netrebko opened the Met’s 2011-12 season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king, singing one of opera’s greatest mad scenes. David McVicar’s Met premiere production also stars Ekaterina Gubanova as her rival, Jane Seymour, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Henry VIII. Marco Armiliato conducts the first of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy.
Bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez sings the title role of Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy, in Bartlett Sher’s Met premiere production. Joyce DiDonato stars in the trouser role of the page Isolier, who vies with Count Ory for the love of Countess Adèle, sung by Diana Damrau.
Mariusz Kwiecien is the world’s most famous lover in Michael Grandage’s new production, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. The lineup of refined Mozartians also includes Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, and Luca Pisaroni.
Bartlett Sher’s 2009 production stars Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role of Offenbach’s masterpiece. Anna Netrebko is the tragic Antonia and Alan Held sings the demonic four villains. Met Music Director James Levine conducts.
The Live in HD production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann does not include the partial nudity seen in the stage production.
Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Donizetti’s bel canto tragedy, with Piotr Beczala as her lover, Edgardo. Mariusz Kwiecien is her tyrannical brother. Mary Zimmerman’s hit production, first seen in 2007, is staged as a Victorian ghost story.
Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover. Edo de Waart conducts a cast that also includes Kristinn Sigmundsson and Thomas Allen.