The Met: Live in HD 2013 Summer Encores Begin June 19

The Met: Live in HD 2013 Summer Encores Begin June 19

Beginning Wednesday, June 19, the Met will present Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in more than 400 movie theaters across the United States. The 2013Summer Encores series offers screenings of four popular Live in HD transmissions: Bizet's Carmen (June 19), Verdi's Il Trovatore(June 26), Rossini's Armida (July 10), and Verdi's La Traviata (July 17). An additional two titles, Puccini's Turandot and Rossini's IL Barbiere di Siviglia, will also be shown in select theaters on varying dates. A list of participating national and international theaters, as well as showtimes, can be found by visiting www.metopera.org/hdlive. Detailed cast and opera information is included on the schedule below.

Tickets are on sale for Summer Encores now at participating theater box offices and via the web at www.metopera.org/hdlive.

The Met: Live in HD, the company's award-winning series of opera transmissions into movie theaters around the world, has just concluded its seventh season, and was shown in 64 countries and in more than 1,900 theaters. Since launching the series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become the leading producer of alternative cinema content, selling nearly thirteen million tickets in total. National CineMedia is the Met's U.S. distributor to commercial movie theaters of the Live in HD series; many independent theaters and arts centers also participate in the exhibitions. The Met: Live in HD is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. Bloomberg L.P. is the series' global corporate sponsor.

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