Met Opera: Live in HD in October at Warner Theatre

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2015-16 Met Opera: Live in HD Season, featuring 10 operas, 5 new to the series, streaming live from the Met. The Met Opera: Live in HD marks its tenth season this year. In October the Warner is hosting three amazing performances. Tickets are Single ticket price $27, Senior ticket price $25, Student ticket price $20 day of with ID and Child ticket price $16.

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On October 3 at 12:55 Verdi’s IL Trovatore will be featured with Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy 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 the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production. Approx. Runtime: 3:10.

On October 17 at 12:55 p.m., there will be a new production of Verdi’s Otello. Verdi’s masterfulOtello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Þeljko Luèiã plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Approx. Runtime: 3:30.

To round out the month of October, on October 31 at 12:00 p.m. Wagner’s Tannhauser will be performed. ames Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus. Approx. Runtime: 4:35.

For additional performances through 2016, please visit the Warner Theater’s website http://www.warnertheatre.org. For more event information www.litchfieldhills.com

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