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March 2020

15
March
Sunday

Richard Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
$15 – $25

April 2020

11
April
Saturday

CANCELLED: Giacomo Puccini’s TOSCA

Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 12:55 PM
$15 – $25

May 2020

09
May
Saturday

CANCELLED: Gaetano Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA

Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 12:55 PM
$15 – $25

April 2021

Madama Butterfly – The Met: Live in HD

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 -Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heart-wrenching story of a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her new husband, a visiting American naval officer, will stay faithful and return to her. In this live transmission from 2016, soprano Kristine Opolais stars as Cio-Cio-San, with tenor Roberto Alagna as Lt. Pinkerton, in Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. April 7 – April 13,  daily at 1pm EST, 4pm EST, 7pm EST and 10pm EST*. Estimated runtime: 2 hours,…

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La Bohème – The Met: Live in HD

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Puccini’s La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. In this live transmission from 2018, Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production stars soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. April 21 – April 27,  daily at 1pm EST, 4pm EST, 7pm EST and 10pm EST*. Estimated runtime: 2 hours, 20 Rating: Treat as PG. *…

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October 2021

MET LIVE IN HD: Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov”

Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 12:55 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Bass René Pape reprises his tremendous portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the 2021–22 Live in HD season. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people, as well as the title ruler himself. Mussorgsky Run time: 160 minutes TicketsStudents $15/Met and Colonial Members $22/Adults $25 Buy to 10 distinct…

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Met Live in HD (Encore): Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”

Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
SHOWROOM, 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the recent production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and…

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December 2021

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

Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 @ 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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