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September 10, 2010
The Lensic and the Santa Fe Opera present The Met: Live in HD 2010-11 season

The Lensic Performing Arts Center & Santa Fe Opera

Present

The Met: Live in HD 2010-11 Season

Opening October 9

Tickets to go on sale September 7 at 10 am To the General Public
 

 

Santa Fe, NM (August 10, 2010) – The Met: Live in HD 2010-11 season features seven new productions, including two company premieres and the talent of many of the world’s greatest singers and conductors. The Met premieres of John Adams’s Nixon in China and Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, the first two installments of Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen, with staging of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre have been announced by Metropolitan Opera’s General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine.

The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Opera are proud to present The Met: Live in HD. Now in its fourth year, the high definition broadcast series is wildly popular with seasoned opera fans and opera newcomers alike. Two shows, a morning live simulcast and an evening encore broadcast, allow audiences the opportunity to intimately experience the magnificent productions of the Metropolitan Opera. At this time, The Lensic is the sole venue for The Met: Live in HD in Santa Fe.

TICKET PURCHASE

  • Tickets first go on sale to Metropolitan Opera Guild members on August 27 at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone from Tickets Santa Fe. Tickets will not be sold online on this date.
  • Remaining tickets for the series go on sale to the general public on September 7 at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased in person at Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic, on the phone at 988-1234 or online at TicketsSantaFe.org.


If their schedules allow, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets for the evening encores as many of the live morning simulcasts often quickly sell out.

ITEMS OF NOTE

  • Ticket prices for the live broadcasts have increased to $25. The evening encores remain $22.
  • Due to high demand, non-Met Guild ticket buyers will be limited to two tickets per morning opera to allow everyone an opportunity to receive tickets.
  • The scheduled performance of Don Carlo on December 11 has been rescheduled for December 18 for Lensic audiences. Both the morning and evening screenings will be re-broadcasts of the December 11 live performance. Both shows are $22.
  • Because of the overwhelming popularity of the series, The Lensic cannot guarantee seating


The Met: Live in HD 2010-11 Series

The 2010-11 season of The Met: Live in HD will feature 12 transmissions, beginning on October 9 with Das Rheingold and continuing with Boris Godunov (October 23), Don Pasquale (November 13), Don Carlo (December 11 – this date will be December 18 for Lensic audiences), La Fanciulla del West (January 8), Nixon in China (February 12), Iphigénie en Tauride (February 26), Lucia di Lammermoor (March 19), Le Comte Ory (April 9), Capriccio (April 23), Il Trovatore (April 30), and Die Walküre (May 14).

The company’s enormously successful, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live transmissions into movie theaters around the world sold more than 2.2 million tickets during the 2009-10 season, effectively tripling the Met’s paying audience (approximately 800,000 people attend performances in the opera house in a Met season). The season’s final transmission of Armida, starring Renée Fleming, was seen in more than 1,200 theaters in 44 countries.

The 2010-11 HD Season
Das Rheingold – Wagner
October 9 New Production
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 3:15
Cast:
Conductor - James Levine
Freia - Wendy Bryn Harmer
Fricka - Stephanie Blythe
Erda - Patricia Bardon
Loge - Richard Croft
Mime - Gerhard Siegel
Wotan - Bryn Terfel
Alberich - Eric Owens
Fasolt - Franz-Josef Selig
Fafner - Hans-Peter König

Boris Godunov – Mussorgsky
October 23 New Production
Start time: 10 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 5:30
Cast:
Conductor - Valery Gergiev
Princess Marina - Ekaterina Semenchuk
Dimitri - Aleksandrs Antonenko
Shuisky - Oleg Balashov
Rangoni - Evgeny Nikitin
Boris Godunov - René Pape
Pimen - Mikhail Petrenko
Varlaam - Vladimir Ognovenko

Don Pasquale – Donizetti
November 13
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 4:00
Cast:
Conductor - James Levine
Norina - Anna Netrebko
Ernesto - Matthew Polenzani
Dr. Malatesta - Mariusz Kwiecien
Don Pasquale - John Del Carlo

Don Carlo – Verdi
December 18 New Production
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 5:00
Cast:
Conductor - Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Elisabeth - Marina Poplavskaya
Eboli - Anna Smirnova
Don Carlo - Roberto Alagna
Rodrigo - Simon Keenlyside
 Philip II
Grand Inquisitor - Eric Halfvarson
2011
La Fanciulla del West – Puccini
January 8
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 3:50
Cast:
Conductor - Nicola Luisotti
Minnie - Deborah Voigt
Dick Johnson - Marcello Giordani
Jack Rance - Juha Uusitalo
Nixon in China - Adams
February 12
Start time: 11 AM MST
Performance runtime: 4 hours
Iphigénie en Tauride – Gluck
February 26
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 3:15
Cast:
Conductor - Patrick Summers
Iphigénie - Susan Graham
Oreste - Plácido Domingo
Pylade - Paul Groves
Thoas - Gordon Hawkins

Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti
March 19
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 4:20
Cast:
Conductor - Patrick Summers
Lucia - Natalie Dessay
Edgardo - Joseph Calleja
Enrico - Ludovic Tézier
Raimondo - Kwangchul Youn
Le Comte Ory – Rossini
April 9 New Production
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 3:25
Cast:
Conductor - Maurizio Benini
Countess Adéle - Diana Damrau
Isolier - Joyce DiDonato
Ragonde - Susanne Resmark
Count Ory - Juan Diego Flórez
Raimbaud - Stéphane Degout
Tutor - Michele Pertusi

Capriccio – R. Strauss
April 23
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 3:30
Cast:
Conductor - Andrew Davis
Countess - Renée Fleming
Clairon - Sarah Connolly
Flamand - Joseph Kaiser
Olivier - Russell Braun
Count Morten - Frank Larsen
La Roche - Peter Rose

Il Trovatore – Verdi
April 30
Start time: 11 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 3:30
Cast:
Conductor - James Levine
Leonora - Sondra Radvanovsky
Azucena - Dolora Zajick
Manrico - Marcelo Álvarez
di Luna - Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Die Walküre – Wagner
May 14 New Production
Start time: 10 AM MST
Encore: 6 PM
Performance runtime: 5:35
Cast:
Conductor - James Levine
Brünnhilde - Deborah Voigt
Sieglinde - Eva-Maria Westbroek
Fricka - Stephanie Blythe
Siegmund - Jonas Kaufmann
Wotan - Bryn Terfel
Hunding - Hans-Peter König


About The Lensic Artistic Presentations
Since 2001, the nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center has presented and produced artistic performances. The Lensic’s year-round programming is integral to fulfilling the organizational mission to present local, national and international artists in diversified, cross-cultural performances. Since its opening, The Lensic has increased its independent production and presentation schedule, which includes the Lensic Presents Series, a year-round effort to present diverse programming that showcases national talent.


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