The Sunrise Theater is happy to announce free Met Opera encore performances available are nightly through Sunday, March 22. This is a great way for opera lovers to stay connected to the Met Opera Live in HD program while the Met stage is dark. The nightly encore presentations will continue for the duration of the Met’s closure.

Every night, a different complete operatic gem from the Met Opera HD collection will be available for streaming. Simply go to MetOpera.org and click on the "WATCH NOW" button. Links are also available at SunriseTheater.com.

This week’s schedule:

* Wednesday, March 18 – Verdi’s "Il Trovatore"

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, Yonghoon Lee, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on Oct. 3, 2015.

* Thursday, March 19 – Verdi’s "La Traviata"

Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey. Transmitted live on Dec. 15, 2018.

* Friday, March 20 – Donizetti’s "La Fille du Régiment"

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez. Transmitted live on April 26, 2008.

* Saturday, March 21 – Donizetti’s "Lucia di Lammermoor"

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Mariusz Kwiecien. Transmitted live on Feb. 7, 2009.

* Sunday, March 22 – Tchaikovsky’s "Eugene Onegin"

Conducted by Valery Gergiev, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on Feb. 24, 2007.

The Sunrise Theater is a thriving entertainment center featuring first run and independent films, music concerts, local theater, and live broadcasts of the Met Opera and Bolshoi Ballet. The Sunrise Theater continues to be the cornerstone of theater arts and entertainment in the North Carolina Sandhills dedicated to serving the community.

The Sunrise Theater (The Sunrise Preservation Group, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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