MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018

MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018

MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 at Lincoln Center Plaza New York August 24 through September 3

MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 is the tenth Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions—plus a special pre-festival screening of the Marx Brothers’ zany A Night at the Opera, a co-presentation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The showings run from August 24 through September 3, with approximately 3,000 seats set up in front of the opera house each night, as well as additional standing room around Lincoln Center Plaza.

Friday, August 24, 8 pm A Night at the Opera

Saturday, August 25, 8 pm Roméo et Juliette Gounod

Sunday, August 26, 7:45 pm Norma Bellini

Monday, August 27, 8 pm Elektra R. Strauss

Tuesday, August 28, 8 pm Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini

Wednesday, August 29, 7:30 pm Lulu Berg

Thursday, August 30, 7:45 pm Rusalka Dvořák

Friday, August 31, 8 pm L’Elisir d’Amore Donizetti

Saturday, September 1, 8 pm Un Ballo in Maschera Verdi

Sunday, September 2, 7:15 pm Der Rosenkavalier R. Strauss

Monday, September 3, 8 pm Madama Butterfly Puccini

MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 In Details:

Friday, August 24, 8 pm
A Night at the Opera

The most popular of 13 films created by the legendary Marx Brothers, A Night at the Operaendures as one of the funniest comedies to ever appear on the silver screen. The straightforward plot—which follows the brothers as they try to launch the career of an aspiring Italian tenor—allows ample opportunity for their trademark hijinks, from the witty banter of the Contract Scene to the film’s raucous finale backstage at a performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. A co-presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018  Approximate running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Saturday, August 25, 8 pm
Roméo et Juliette Gounod

A pair of exuberant artists, tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau, delight as opera’s iconic star-crossed lovers. Original transmission: January 21, 2017. MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Sunday, August 26, 7:45 pm
Norma Bellini

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the commanding title role, alongside mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Joseph Calleja, in Sir David McVicar’s fiery staging. Original transmission: October 7, 2017 Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Monday, August 27, 8 pm Elektra R. Strauss

Soprano Nina Stemme delivers a shattering performance as the deranged title princess lusting for vengeance, in Patrice Chéreau’s acclaimed production. Original transmission: April 30, 2016.MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 Approximate running time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Tuesday, August 28, 8 pm
Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini

Bartlett Sher’s madcap take on this classic bel canto comedy stars baritone Christopher Maltman in the title role, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the clever Rosina, and tenor Lawrence Brownlee as the ardent Count Almaviva. Original transmission: November 22, 2014.MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Wednesday, August 29, 7:30 pm
Lulu Berg

Berg’s riveting 20th-century masterpiece bursts to life in William Kentridge’s stunning production, with soprano Marlis Petersen as the alluring yet elusive title character. Original transmission: November 21, 2015. MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 Approximate running time: 3 hours

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Thursday, August 30, 7:45 pm
Rusalka Dvořák

Mary Zimmerman’s fantastical production features soprano Kristine Opolais as the melancholy water nymph at the center of Dvořák’s dark fairy tale. Original transmission: February 25, 2017. MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018. MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018. Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Friday, August 31, 8 pm

L’Elisir d’Amore Donizetti

Donizetti’s bubbly comedy about a spunky landowner, a hapless peasant, and the dubious love potion that may or may not bring them together stars soprano Pretty Yende and tenor Matthew Polenzani. Original transmission: February 10, 2018. MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018. Approximate running time: 2 hours 10 minutes

 

Saturday, September 1, 8 pm
Un Ballo in Maschera Verdi

An all-star cast—including tenor Marcelo Álvarez, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, and the incomparable baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky—comes together for Verdi’s tragedy of love, friendship, and betrayal. Original transmission: December 8, 2012. MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018. Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Sunday, September 2, 7:15 pm
Der Rosenkavalier R. Strauss

In Strauss’s poignant yet insightful comedy, soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča lead an unforgettable performance, which also features bass Günther Groissböck and soprano Erin Morley. Original transmission: May 13, 2017. MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018. Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Monday, September 3, 8 pm
Madama Butterfly Puccini

Anthony Minghella’s striking production stars soprano Kristine Opolais as the tragic title geisha, opposite tenor Roberto Alagna as her unfaithful American lover. Original transmission: April 2, 2016.MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018. Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

 

CANCELLATION POLICY MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018

Summer HD Festival screenings will go on as scheduled in the case of rain but will be canceled in the event of thunder/lightning or high wind.

Canceled screenings will not be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

The Summer HD Festival is generously supported by the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

Funding also provided by the Aetna Foundation.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor the Neubauer Family Foundation.

Digital support of MET OPERA Summer HD Festival 2018 is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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