Experience ‘The Met: Live in HD’

The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy® and Peabody award-winning “The Met: Live in HD” continues its fifth season movie theaters, featuring live operas.

The critically-acclaimed series is transmitted live, in high definition, to nearly 550 movie theaters and performing arts centers in the United States through a renewed agreement with National CineMedia (NCM), the operator of the largest digital in-theater network for cinema advertising, entertainment and events in North America.

Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at Ticket prices vary by location.

“Fathom continues to bring unique and compelling entertainment to hundreds of communities around the country, transforming movie theaters into local community centers with our diverse line-up of events,” said Shelly Maxwell, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. “’The Met: Live in HD’ series has transformed the way opera fans consume the art form.”

“The Met: Live in HD” series participating theaters include select AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as independent theaters including Arena Theatre, The Arlington Theatre, Bainbridge 5, The Beacon Cinema, Carolina Theatre, El Raton Theatre, The Grand Theatre, High Five Cinema, Ocean Reef Cultural Center, Palace 9 Cinema, Penn Cinema, Rose Theatre, The Society of the Four Arts Theatre and the State Theatre.

“The Met: Live in HD” expands the appeal and reach of opera around the world and has been met with both critical and popular acclaim. “The Met: Live in HD” captures the onstage action from striking angles and heightens attention to the narrative elements of both performance and production by using robotic cameras and state-of-the-art technology. The series offers exclusive behind-the-scenes features, live interviews with cast and crew, insightful short documentaries and bird’s-eye views of the productions, offering an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera.
high-definition programming to movie theaters.”

The remainder of “The Met: Live in HD” series schedule is as follows:

    Saturday, April 9 – 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
    LE COMTE ORY – (MET PREMIERE PRODUCTION) Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy soars with bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adèle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau. Bartlett Sher, director of the Met’s popular productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Les Contes d’Hoffmann, stages this Met premiere production. Maurizio Benini conducts.

    Wednesday, April 27 – 6:30 p.m. local time
    Encore presentation of LE COMTE ORY
    (Available in select theaters only.)

    Saturday, April 23 – 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
    CAPRICCIO – Renée Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang Capriccio’s final scene on Opening Night of the 2008–09 season. Now she sings Strauss’s entire diva showcase in John Cox’s production, with Andrew Davis conducting.

    Saturday, April 30 – 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
    IL TROVATORE – David McVicar’s popular production returns with Marcelo Álvarez as the heroic troubadour of the title, with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his powerful rival and Sondra Radvanovsky as the noble Leonora. Dolora Zajick reprises her interpretation of Azucena, the gypsy fixated on past crimes and vengeance. James Levine conducts.

    Wednesday, May 11 – 6:30 p.m. local time
    Encore presentation of CAPRICCIO
    (Available in select theaters only.)

    Saturday, May 14 – noon Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific
    DIE WALKÜRE – (NEW PRODUCTION) The second installment of Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle, conducted by James Levine, features Bryn Terfel as Wotan, while Deborah Voigt adds the part of Brünnhilde to her extensive Wagnerian repertoire at the Met. Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star as the Volsung twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Stephanie Blythe is Fricka.

    Wednesday, May 18 – 6:30 p.m. local time
    Encore presentation of IL TROVATORE
    (Available in select theaters only.)

    Wednesday June 1 – 6:30 p.m. local time
    Encore presentation of DIE WALKÜRE
    (Available in select theaters only.)

Programs and casting subject to change. For more details on the operas, visit the Met’s web site at

. . .

Follow It’s Just Movies on Twitter at

. . .

“Like” It’s Just Movies on Facebook at

1 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. amt8393 #

    OMG. This is awesome. When I was stuck in California my friend got me hooked on it. The performances are stellar and you get the cool experience of enjoying Opera in jeans with Starbucks and popcorn. Plus you get to see alot of the behind the scenes during intermissions. I highly recommend popping in to a show.