The Met: Live in HD Returns to Theaters This Summer for Encore Screenings
NCM Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera Bring Back Six Magnificent Operas Beginning June 13
NEW YORK & CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Metropolitan Opera and NCM Fathom Events team up once again to present six magnificent operas from the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD. Fans of the popular series will enjoy select encore performances from the series, including Anna Bolena (June 13), Le Comte Ory (June 20), Don Giovanni (June 27), Les Contes dHoffmann (July 11), Lucia di Lammermoor (July 18), and Der Rosenkavalier (July 25) during Summer HD Encores.
Tickets for The Met: Live in HD Summer 2012 Encores, shown in theaters Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in all time zones, are available at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
This will be the fourth series of Summer HD Encores, following a successful sixth season of The Met: Live in HD series and a presentation of Wagners complete Ring Cycle this May.
Through the Summer Encores series, fans are able to catch great operas they may have missed during the regular season of the Met: Live in HD series, or simply see their favorites again, said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events.
The Met: Live in HD 2012 Summer Encores Schedule:
Anna Bolena Wednesday, June 13
Marco Armiliato conducts this David McVicar production which tells the story of an ill-fated queen (Anna Netrebko) driven insane by her unfaithful king. This production features one of operas greatest mad scenes, sung by Anna Netrebko.
Le Comte Ory Wednesday, June 20
Juan Diego Flórez plays the title role in this Rossini comedy and vies with Isolier (Joyce DiDonato) for the love of the lonely Countess Adèle (Diana Damrau). Maurizio Benini conducts this Bartlett Sher staged production.
Don Giovanni Wednesday, June 27
Michael Grandage directs Mariusz Kwieciens interpretation of Mozarts timeless anti-hero. Fabio Luisi conducts, and Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, and Ramón Vargas also star.
Les Contes dHoffmann Wednesday, July 11
James Levine conducts as Joseph Calleja stars in the title role and Alan Held plays the four villains. Anna Netrebko takes on the role of Antonia, Kathleen Kim is Olympia, Ekaterina Gubanova is Giulietta, and Kate Lindsey is Nicklausse.
Lucia di Lammermoor Wednesday, July 18
Anna Netrebko portrays Donizettis fragile heroine, with Piotr Beczala as her lover, Edgardo. Mariusz Kwiecien plays her scheming brother, Enrico, and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Der Rosenkavalier Wednesday, July 25
Edo de Waart conducts a stellar cast including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Allen, Kristinn Sigmundsson, and Christine Schäfer.
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About the Metropolitan Opera
Under the leadership of General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine, the Met has a series of bold initiatives underway that are designed to broaden its audience and revitalize the companys repertory. The Met has made a commitment to presenting modern masterpieces alongside the classic repertory, with highly theatrical productions featuring the greatest opera stars in the world. For more information about the Metropolitan Opera, please visit www.metopera.org.
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