10 Years of the Met at the Movies

10 Years of the Met at the Movies

Jenna Simeonov

201516 marks the 10th anniversary season of The Met: Live in HD, and they’re celebrating with a meaty selection to show off the best of opera. The season starts with Il trovatore on October 3rd, starring Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, and star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Non-New Yorkers can get their Met fix in over 2000 venues worldwide (click here to find a participating Cineplex theatre near you).

In the past 10 seasons, Canada has seen sold out broadcasts of classics like Carmen, Madama Butterfly, La bohème and the Met’s recent The Merry Widow. Have a look at The Met: Live in HD 201516 season at a glance:

  • October 3, 12:55pm EST: Il trovatore (encores November 14, 16, 18)
  • October 17, 12:55pm EST: Otello (encores December 5, 7, 9)
  • October 31. 12:00pm EST: Tannhäuser (encores January 9, 11, 13)
  • November 21, 12:30pm EST: Lulu (encores February 6 ,8, 10)
  • January 16, 12:55pm EST: Les pêcheurs de perles (encores February 20, 22, 24)
  • January 30, 12:55pm EST: Turandot (encores March 19, 21, 23)
  • March 5, 12:55pm EST: Manon Lescaut (encores April 9, 11, 13)
  • April 2, 12:55pm EST: Madama Butterfly (encores May 14, 16, 18)
  • April 16, 12:55pm EST: Roberto Devereux (encores May 28, 30, June 1)
  • April 30, 12:55pm EST: Elektra (encores June 11, 13, 15)

“When the program first launched our audiences thanked their local managers personally. For many who live outside major metropolitan centres getting to live opera was almost impossible. They relied on old broadcasts on public television. Seeing The Met Live in HD was a first for many and especially those who can’t afford the cost of tickets, flights and hotels to make it to Lincoln Centre themselves. Cineplex is proud to have been be bringing these live performances to audiences for the past ten years.” - Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Event Cinema, Cineplex Entertainment

The Met’s 10th season of Live in HD is full of opportunities to bring a newbie to the theatre and be wowed. Personally, I can’t wait for the crazy ladies in Lulu and Elektra, but click here for the full season brochure and decide for yourself.

See you at the movies!



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