Warner Theatre's Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season Continues with Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE
The Warner Theatre's Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season continues in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, October 14 at 12:55 pm with Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the Met Live in HD series. A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Jeffrey Engel will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before the broadcast.
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor's spectacular production, which captures both the opera's earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Speaker and René Pape as Sarastro.
Half and Full-Season Subscriptions are available. To purchase a Season Subscription or tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Lecture Series is sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.
About the Warner Theatre
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