Tickets Now On Sale for The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 Season
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions into more than 2000 movie theaters and performing arts centers worldwide.
The HD season, which features ten operas including five new productions, begins on October 11 with Verdi's Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth.
The series continues the following week with Richard Eyre's new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Met Music Director James Levine (October 18); Bizet's Carmen, which remains the best-selling opera in Live in HD history and features Anita Rachvelishvili in her signature role as the smoldering gypsy (November 1); Bartlett Sher's effervescent production of Rossini's most popular opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (November 22); James Levine conducting Wagner's grand human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance (December 13); Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman's new production of Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow, starring Renée Fleming in the title role and Broadway's Kelli O'Hara in her Met debut (January 17); Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann starring Vittorio Grigolo as Hoffmann and Thomas Hampson as the Four Villains (January 31); the Met premiere of Tchaikovsky's lyrical fairy tale Iolanta, starring Anna Netrebko and presented in a double bill with Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle (February 14); the Met premiere of Rossini's La Donna del Lago showcasing bel canto favorites Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez (March 14); and David McVicar's new production of the popular verismo double bill Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, starring Marcelo Álvarez in his company role debut in both leading tenor parts: the unrepentant seducer Turiddu and the clown Canio (April 25).
The opera singers who will serve as hosts of the series this season include Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Patricia Racette, and Deborah Voigt. As hosts, they conduct the live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introduce the popular behind-the-scenes interviews and features.
All ten high-definition productions will be shown live on Saturdays. Most operas begin at 12:55 p.m. EST, with some operas beginning earlier in the afternoon; exact starting times appear on the schedule below. The majority of encore presentations in the United States will be shown on Wednesdays evenings, immediately following the live transmission. For complete information on locations and tickets, visit www.metopera.org/hdlive.
The Met: Live in HD series, now shown in 68 countries, is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg. Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr. The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America's luxury home builder.