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December 2021

Met Live in HD: Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice”

Saturday, December 4 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Met Music Director Yannick…

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Met Live in HD (Encore): Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

Sunday, December 12 @ 12:00 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and René Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart’s timeless fairy tale. Mozart…

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January 2022

Met Live in HD: Massenet’s “Cinderella”

Saturday, January 1, 2022 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. Massenet New abridged English-language version English translation by Kelley Rourke Run time: 107 minutes (incl. intermission) TicketsStudents $15/Met…

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Met Live in HD: Verdi’s “Rigoletto”

Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher creates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resetting the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with Maestro Daniele…

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March 2022

Met Live in HD: Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”

Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts. Strauss Revival Run time: 184 minutes TicketsStudents $15/Met and Colonial Members $22/Adults $25 Buy to 10 distinct…

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Met Live in HD: Verdi’s “Don Carlos”

Saturday, March 26, 2022 @ 12:00 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

PLEASE NOTE 12 PM start time for this production, due to the extended run time. For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a starry cast, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass-baritones Eric Owens…

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May 2022

Met Live in HD: Puccini’s “Turandot”

Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Soprano Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess—live in cinemas on May 7. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring opera, which takes the stage in the company’s dazzling, ever-popular production by Franco Zeffirelli. Puccini Revival Run time: 206 minutes TicketsStudents $15/Met and Colonial Members $22/Adults…

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Met Live in HD: Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo. Donizetti New Production Run time: 224 minutes TicketsStudents $15/Met and Colonial…

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June 2022

Met Live in HD: Brett Dean’s “Hamlet”

Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met. Many of the original cast members…

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