The Met: Live in HD 2013-2014 Season Begins Saturday with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

The Met: Live in HD 2013-2014 Season Begins Saturday with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

Torrington, CT - The Met: Live in HD 2013-2014 Season begins Saturday, Oct 5 with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at 12:55 pm in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

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.

A pre-broadcast lecture by Dr. Margaret Mullee begins at 10:55am.

Tickets are $27.00, $25.00 for seniors, $16.00 for children. Students with ID can purchase a ticket for $20.00 day of show. Call the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or buy online at www.warnertheatre.org

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.

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