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23Aug/18

METROPOLITAN OPERA SUMMER HD FESTIVAL 2018

Met summer Live in HD screening festival starts this week

Met summer Live in HD screening festival starts this week

THE MET LIVE IN HD
Lincoln Center, Josie Robertson Plaza
Columbus Ave. at 63rd St.
August 24 - September 3, free, starting time between 7:30 and 8:00
212-769-7028
www.metopera.org

The Met Opera’s annual — and free — Summer HD Festival kicks off August 24, consisting of ten filmed operas from 2012 to 2018, projected onto a large screen on Josie Robertson Plaza, plus a bonus opening-night screening of the Marx Brothers classic A Night at the Opera, which goes behind the scenes of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Even with three thousand available seats for each presentation, be prepared to get there early. Below is the full schedule.

Friday, August 24
A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935), 8:00

Saturday, August 25
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, directed by Bartlett Sher, with Diana Damrau as Juliette and Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, from January 21, 2017, 8:00

Sunday, August 26
Norma, by Vincenzo Bellini, libretto by Felice Romani, directed by Sir David McVicar, with Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, and Joseph Calleja, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, from October 7, 2017, 7:45

Monday, August 27
Elektra, by Richard Strauss, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, directed by Patrice Chéreau, with Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, and Eric Owens, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, from April 30, 2016, 8:00

Tuesday, August 28
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini, directed by Bartlett Sher, with Christopher Maltman as Figaro, Isabel Leonard as Rosina, and Lawrence Brownlee as Count Almaviva, conducted by Michele Mariotti, from November 22, 2014, 8:00

Wednesday, August 29
Lulu by Alban Berg, libretto by Alban Berg, directed by William Kentridge, with Marlis Petersen, Johan Reuter, Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, Franz Grundheber, and Susan Graham, conducted by Lothar Koenigs, from November 21, 2015, 7:30

Thursday, August 30
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák, libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil, directed by Mary Zimmerman, with Kristine Opolais, Brandon Jovanovich, Eric Owens, and Jamie Barton, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, from February 25, 2017, 7:45

Friday, August 31
L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Felice Romani, directed by Bartlett Sher, with Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, from February 10, 2018, 8:00

Saturday, September 1
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Somma, directed by David Alden, with Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Kathleen Kim, and Stephanie Blythe, conducted by Fabio Luisi, from December 8, 2012, 8:00

Sunday, September 2
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Harry Graf Kessler, directed by Robert Carsen, with Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Sebastian Weigle, from May 13, 2017, 7:15

Monday, September 3
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa, directed by Anthony Minghella, with Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon, from April 2, 2016, 8:00

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