WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Met Opera Summer Encores Return with Potsdam Broadcasts on July 22
Spend 'Mondays at the Met' This Summer with Encore Broadcasts Sponsored by The Crane School of Music & JS Cinemas
North Country audiences can enjoy encore broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera productions again this summer, bringing classic works to the silver screen.
The eleventh summer season of The Met: Live in HD will feature rebroadcasts of four of the Met's most popular operas, in startling high definition.
All are invited to spend "Mondays at the Met" this summer, with four screenings offered at Potsdam's Roxy Theater, all sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music and J.S. Cinemas.
The Met Opera Summer Encores will be offered weekly on Monday evenings, from July 22 to Aug. 12, with all broadcasts kicking off at 6:30 p.m. at Potsdam's Roxy Theater.
The 2019 Met Opera Summer Encores schedule is as follows:
- Charles Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette": Monday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.: A pair of charismatic artists, tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau, are the star-crossed lovers of Gounod's dreamy adaptation of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.
- Giacomo Puccini's "La Bohème": Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.: Franco Zeffirelli's picturesque staging, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts.
- Giachino Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia": Monday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m.: Rossini's madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and baritone Peter Mattei. Maurizio Benini conducts.
- Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida": Monday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m.: Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi's grand drama of ancient Egypt, seen in a stunning production by Sonja Frisell. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Shortened intermission features will allow for the enjoyment of younger audiences, as well as busy schedules. English subtitles bring the stories to life. All are welcome to experience the depth and raw energy of world-class opera without going all the way to New York City!
Special summer ticket pricing is discounted: $13 for adults, $11 for senior citizens, $9 for students and $7 for youth (ages 18 and under). Subscribe and save! If you buy tickets to the entire summer series, admission to one show is free.
Tickets are available by calling the Community Performance Series Box Office at (315) 267-2277, or in person by visiting Brick & Mortar Music or the Roxy Theater in downtown Potsdam. You can also reserve tickets online by visiting http://www.cpspotsdam.org.
The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of opera transmissions into cinemas around the world, is now shown in more than 70 countries and in over 2,200 movie theaters. Since launching the series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become the leading producer of alternative cinema content, selling more than 25 million tickets to date.
To find out more about the 2019 Summer Encores from The Met: Live in HD, visit http://www.metopera.org/summerencores