THE MET: CAPTURED IN HD
THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACLE ON CINEMA SCREENS
OCTOBER 2013 – JUNE 2014
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of operas in HD continues for an eighth season and features ten operas captured live in high definition which will screen in participating cinemas Australia wide.
2013-14 SEASON TRAILER
The Met: Live in HD screens concurrently with the New York season:
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, directed by Fiona Shaw, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts. Screening October 26 & 27, 2013
William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Valery Gergiev conducts.
Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette
in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.
An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen’s production — the first new Met Falstaff since 1964 — is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa and Franco Vassallo. Screening January 18 & 19, 2014
The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.
Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.
Jonas Kaufmann and Met debut French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (replacing Elīna Garanča) —appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance. It is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met’s recent hit production of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.
Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.
Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.
Cinema Nova – Carlton
Sun Theatre – Yarraville
Theatre Royal Castlemaine
Regent Cinemas Ballarat
Dendy Opera Quays – Sydney
Chauvel Cinemas – Paddington
Event Cinemas Bondi Junction
Event Cinemas Castle Hill
Greater Union Newcastle
Scotty’s Cinema Centre – Raymond Terrace
Belgrave Cinemas – Armidale
Empire Cinemas – Bowral
Cinemax – Kingscliff
Avoca Beach Theatre
Odeon Cinemas – Orange
Forum Cinemas – Tamworth
Forum Cinemas – Wagga Wagga