THE MET: CAPTURED LIVE IN HD
THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACLE ON CINEMA SCREENS
The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 Season will feature Five New Productions, Including Two Met Premieres.
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition, will begin its 12th season on October 28th, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky.
Live in HD audiences around the world will see ten live performances from the Met’s 2017-18 season. The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 71 countries around the world.
The 2017-18 HD season was announced by Met General Manager Peter Gelb.
“This season, we’re replenishing our core repertoire with new productions of Così fan tutte, Norma, and Tosca, while stretching our horizons with The Exterminating Angel and Cendrillon,” said Gelb. “The HD schedule includes repertory favourites and stimulating rarities with something for neophytes and aficionados alike.”
Met Opera: 2017-2018 Season Tickets on sale now: Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00
Cendrillon (Jules Massenet) – NEW PRODUCTION
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Production: Laurent Pelly
Set Designer: Barbara de Limburg
Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Choreographer: Laura Scozzi
Cast: Kathleen Kim (La Fée), Cendrillon (Joyce DiDonato), Alice Coote (Le Prince Charmant), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe)
Running time: 3:12 including interval
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July 2018 at 1.00pm