Sunrise Presents Live Opera Broadcasts for 2012-13 Season
“The Met: Live in HD,” the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters around the world, will continue this year at the Sunrise Theater.
The 2012-13 season will feature 12 productions, including four new productions, to be broadcast live from Lincoln Center.
This year’s schedule includes:
Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (Oct. 13), starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien in a new production by Bartlett Sher;
Verdi’s “Otello” (Oct. 27), starring Johan Botha and Renée Fleming, conducted by Semyon Bychkov;
Thomas Adès’ “The Tempest” (Nov. 10), conducted by the composer, directed by Robert Lepage, and starring Simon Keenlyside;
Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” (Dec. 1), with Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianotiand Barbara Frittoli;
Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” (Dec. 8), a new Met production, directed by David Alden, conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi, and starring Karita Mattila, Marcelo Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Stephanie Blythe;
Verdi’s “Aida” (Dec. 15), starring debuting soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, Olga Borodina and Roberto Alagna;
Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” (Jan. 5), conducted by Luisi and starring Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham and Marcello Giordani;
Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” (Jan. 19), directed by David McVicar and starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role;
Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (Feb. 16), a new production starring Zeljko Lucic, Diana Damrau and Piotr Beczala, directed by Michael Mayer in his Met debut, conducted by Michele Mariotti;
Wagner’s “Parsifal” (March 2), a new production starring Jonas Kaufmann, Katarina Dalayman, Peter Mattei and René Pape, directed by François Girard and conducted by Daniele Gatti;
Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini” (March 16), with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani; and
Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” (April 27), new production directed by McVicar and starring David Daniels as Caesar and Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra.
“Our live transmissions continue to transform the public’s perception of opera and to excite our performers and our audiences around the world,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “For our entire company, there is nothing quite like one of our adrenaline-packed Saturday matinee broadcasts.”
“The Met: Live in HD,” the world’s leading provider of alternative cinema content, is now shown in more than 1,700 theaters in 54 countries, making the Met the only arts institution with an ongoing global art series of this scale.
The Met was the first arts company to experiment as an alternative content provider, beginning on a modest scale in 2006. Since then, its program has grown every season, with more than 9.6 million tickets sold to date. Close to 3 million tickets are expected to be sold in the current season alone.
This is the fourth season that Southern Pine’s Sunrise Theater has participated.
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.
Season tickets for the Met Opera Live in HD at the Sunrise Theater will go on sale Sept. 4 for new subscribers. The price is $215 for all 12 transmissions. On Sept. 11, sales will begin for individual opera tickets. Each opera is $25.
Visit the SunriseTheater.com or call (910) 692-8501 for ticketing and season information. All seating is reserved, so there is no waiting in line.
One of the few non-metropolitan venues, Sunrise Theater provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the Metropolitan Opera experience locally.
The theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines.
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