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Met Opera Live in HD--Series
Met Opera Live in HD 2013-14 Season Tickets
Met Opera Live in HD Season Ticket
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters, features 10 productions in the 2013-14 season to opera lovers around the world. Met opera stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes features; altogether the worldwide HD audience is given an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera at one of the world's great houses.
All shows are screened in UNCW's Lumina Theater.
Special Season Ticket Offer! $220 Includes all TEN operas, a wine & cheese reception to kick off the season, and one year OLLI Membership with all of its privileges.
Saturday, Oct. 5 o 1 - 4:45 p.m.
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky's fateful romance. Deborah Warner's new production, 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.
Eugene Onegin is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera.
Saturday, Oct. 26 o 1 - 3:15 p.m.
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.
The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d'Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon.
Saturday, Nov. 9 o 1 - 4:45 p.m.
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.
Tosca is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro alla Scala.
*Sunday, Dec. 15 o 1 - 4:30 p.m. (ENCORE)
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 (last season's Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L'Elisir d'Amore) 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.
Falstaff is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam.
Saturday, Feb. 8 o 1 - 5 p.m.
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 Jeibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.
Saturday, Mar. 1 o *12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.
Saturday, Mar. 15 o 1 - 4:15 p.m.
Two of opera's greatest artists-Jonas Kaufmann and El?na Garan?a-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.
Saturday, Apr. 5 o 1 - 4:30 p.m.
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.
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Saturday, Apr. 26 o 1 - 5:15 p.m.
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.
*Sunday, May 11 o 1 - 4:45 p.m. (ENCORE)
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.
Special Season Ticket Offer! $220 Includes all TEN operas, a wine & cheese reception to kick off the season, and one year OLLI Membership with all of its privileges. Must call 910-962-3195 to register for the Met Series.
Refunds/Cancellations: If you withdraw from a class 3 working days prior to the first day of class, you are entitled to a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee, unless stated otherwise in the program description. For special event such as trips/plays there are no refunds after the registration deadline. If the class is cancelled by UNCW due to low enrollment, inclement weather, etc., a full refund will be issued.
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