The Met Live in HD to Bring EUGENE ONEGIN to Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/5
The grand incomparable spectacle of opera returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse this fall with an impressive lineup broadcast from the Met Live in HD. First up is Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, starring diva Anna Netrebko with Mariusz Kwiecie, on Saturday, October 5, at 12:55 p.m.
For dinner-and-opera, Bernard's (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu, or a free glass of wine with dinner before this event, when tickets are presented; reservations suggested; opens at 5 p.m. Visit ridgfieldplayhouse.org for video previews of the Met Live in HD Series.
Directed by Fiona Shaw, Eugene Onegin: 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.
The 2013-2014 the Met Live in HD season's stars include Ildar Abdrazakov, Roberto Alagna, Stephanie Blythe, Danielle De Niese, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, El?na Garan?a, Vittorio Grigolo, Jonas Kaufmann, Isabel Leonard, Fabio Luisi, Ambrogio Maestri, Angela Meade, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Susanna Phillips, Luca Pisaroni, Matthew Polenzani, Patricia Racette, Paulo Szot, and Dolora Zajick. Other events Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse will be: Shostakovich's The Nose, Monday, October 28; Puccini's Tosca, Saturday, November 9, at 12:55 p.m.; Verdi's Falstaff, Sunday, December 15, at 5 p.m.; Dvorák's Rusalka, Saturday, February 8, at 12:55 p.m.; Bordin's Prince Igor, Saturday, March 1, 12 p.m.; Massenet's Werther, Saturday, March 15, at 12:55 p.m. & Sunday, March 16, at 12 p.m.; Puccini's La Bohème, Saturday, April 5, 12:55 p.m.; Mozart's Così Fan Tutte, Saturday, April 26, at 12:55 p.m.; Rossini's La Cenerentola, Saturday, May 10, 12:55 p.m.
For tickets ($25 adults, $20 seniors/members, $15 students, $18 each for all 10 in the series), call the box office at(203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.
Pictured: The grand incomparable spectacle of opera returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse this fall with an impressive lineup broadcast from the Met Live in HD. First up is Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin starring diva Anna Netrebko with Mariusz Kwiecien on Saturday, October 5, at 12:55 p.m. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.