The Met to broadcast 'Der Rosenkavalier,' 'Carmen' in cinemas worldwide
Tuesday 05 January 2010
In January, the Metropolitan Opera will present its fifth and sixth
Live in HD broadcasts of the season, transmitting live performances of Richard Strauss's
Der Rosenkavalier and Bizet's
Carmen in high definition to theaters around the world.
Der Rosenkavalier is scheduled for January 9 at 1:00 pm EST;
Carmen follows on January 16 at the same time.
Superstar soprano Renée Fleming stars as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss's masterpiece set in 18th-century Vienna. Other headliners are Susan Graham as Octavian and Kristinn Sigmundsson as Baron Ochs.
Carmen, one of the most popular operas of all time, will feature El?na Garan?a as Carmen, with Roberto Alagna as Don José, Barbara Frittoli as Micaëla, and Mariusz Kwiecien as the matador Escamillo.
Both productions will be transmitted live via satellite to more than 1,000 movie theaters, performing arts centers, universities, and museums in more than 40 countries. In addition to the live transmissions, encore performances are planned in some theaters.
Along with full opera performances, Live in HD presentations include interviews with performers, producers, and technicians, plus other behind-the-scenes footage.
For a full list of theaters, visit The Met: Live in HD online.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 New route to Mars could make manned mission much cheaper and easier
Christmas Day TV guide 2014: What to watch from Strictly Come Dancing to the story of Frozen
Cruel Woman in Black prank sees cinema-goers terrified by movie poster - watch their reactions
Best underrated Christmas movies: From Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
Christmas TV guide 2014: The best shows to watch from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food