THE MET OPERA
NOVEMBER 1 - JULY 9
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of operas in HD continues for an eighth season and features ten operas captured live in high definition which will screen at Dendy Cinemas. This season includes Bizet's CARMEN, Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and Offenbach's LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN.
Adult $28 | Concession/ Senior $26 | Club Dendy $25
4 Screening Season Pass (Only available at the Box Office)
Adult $100 | Concession/ Senior $96 | Club Dendy $92
TIMES AND TICKETS
The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and
unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic
masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano
Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three
heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of
Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four
Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene
Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky
heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of
an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological
thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful
blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while
Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard,
played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz
Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s.
Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both
Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join
forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the
medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir
Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and
Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal
fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere
production conducted by Michele Mariotti.
Sir David McVicar
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative
new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action
across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo
Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of
Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith
(War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village
square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor
Fabio Luisi is on the podium.