The Met: Live in HD 2017-2018 Season

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera proudly present
The Met: Live in HD 2017-2018 Season
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Ticket On Sale Dates:

Met Guild Members: July 13 | 10 am (In person at the Lensic or by Phone)
The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera Members: July 17 | 10 am
General Public: July 19 | 10 am

The Met: Live in HD series at The Lensic is generously sponsored by
The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation.

The complete schedule is below. Click the times for more information:


Norma (Bellni)New Production!
October 7, 2017 | 11 am Live (no encore)
Vincenzo Bellini’s tragic masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 3:04)

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) (Mozart)
October 14, 2017 | 11 am Live | 6 pm Encore
Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable. It’s a spectacular production—directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor—that captures both the earthy comedy and the noble mysticism of the opera. The fine cast includes Golda Schultz, who makes her Met debut as Pamina; Kathryn Lewek, as the Queen of the Night; Charles Castronovo, as the fairy tale prince, Tamino; Markus Werba, as the bird-catching Papageno; Christian Van Horn, as Sprecher; and René Pape as Sarastro. Note: This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series. Sung in German. (est. run time: 3:09)

The Exterminating Angel (Adès) – Met Premiere/American Premiere!
November 18, 2017 | 11 am Live | (no encore)
The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious . . .  a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. Sung in English. (est. run time: 2:27)

Tosca* (Puccini) – New Production!
February 3, 2018 | 11 am Rebroadcast | 6 pm Encore
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production of Puccini’s tragic opera offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. James Levine conducts this extravagant opera. (Due to scheduling conflicts, this opera will not be broadcast live.) Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 2:53)

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) (Donizetti)
February 10, 2018 | 10 am Live | 6 pm Encore
Donizetti’s comic gem features South African soprano Pretty Yende,  who debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina. She sings opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 2:39)

La Bohème (Puccini)
February 24, 2018  | 10:30 am Live | 6 pm Encore
The world’s most popular opera—and the most performed opera in Met history—returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production!  Puccini’s La Bohème features a stellar cast, including Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the passionate poet Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline, with Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro. Marco Armiliato conducts. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 2:55)

Semiramide (Rossini) - First Time in HD!
March 10, 2018 | 11 am Live | 6 pm Encore
The world’s most popular opera—and the most performed opera in Met history—returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production!  Puccini’s La Bohème features a stellar cast, including Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the passionate poet Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline, with Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro. Marco Armiliato conducts. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 4:00)

Così fan tutte* (Mozart) – New Production!
April 7, 2018 | 11 am Live | (no encore)
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts. (Due to scheduling conflicts, this opera will not be broadcast live.) Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 3:31)

Luisa Miller (Verdi) - First Time in HD!
April 14, 2018 | 10:30 am Live | 6 pm Encore
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role as the peasant girl Luisa, opposite Piotr Becza?a as Rodolfo. Plácido Domingo plays Miller, Luisa’s father; Olesya Petrova is Federica; and Alexander Vinogradov (in his Met debut) and Dmitry Belosselskiy are Walter and Wurm, respectively—the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. Luisa Miller was last performed at The Met in 2006. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 3:38)

Cendrillon (Cinderella) (Massenet)  Met Premiere!
April 28, 2018 | 11 am Live | Encore May 5 at 6 pm
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée (fairy godmother), and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera. Sung in French. (est. run time: 2:47)

*No live broadcast due to unforseen scheduling conflicts.

 

 

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