MetOpera : Live in HD Season
2018 | 2019
Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world's foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.
ENCORE: Sunday June 24, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Soprano Anna Netrebko's dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with a troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar's gritty, Goya-inspired production.
ENCORE: Sunday July 15, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Beloved American soprano Renee Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece of unrequited young love. The opera's sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky's achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production.
ENCORE: Sunday July 29, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Nina Stemme, one of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calaf, the brave prince who sings "Nessun dorma" and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli's dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.
ENCORE: Sunday August 12, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)