THE MET: LIVE IN HD CURATED SERIES TO BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 28; Aspen Music Festival and School, in cooperation with the Wheeler Opera House, presents five2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera productions, filmed live and shown in high definition, at the Wheeler Opera House

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD CURATED SERIES TO BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

 

Aspen Music Festival and School, in cooperation with the Wheeler Opera House, presents five2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera productions, filmed live and shown in high definition, at the Wheeler Opera House

The Met: Live in HD series in Aspen is made possible by a special gift from the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation

 

ASPEN, Colo.—The Aspen Music Festival and School’s presentation of the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD continues this winter at 5:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Opera House. Carefully curated by the AMFS artistic personnel, the series presents some of the best offerings from the Met’s current season, presented in the comfort of the Wheeler with gourmet box dinners available from European Caterers. The schedule includes:

Verdi’s Il Trovatore, January 28

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour.

 

Verdi’s Otello, February 9

Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello.
Berg’s Lulu, February 25

Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own.

 

Puccini’s Turandot, March 3

Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production of Puccini’s cold-hearted princess, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand, is conducted by Paolo Carignani.
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, March 17

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story.

All shows start at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $20, $5 for children age 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Wheeler Box Office. Call 970-920-5770, or purchase online at www.aspenshowtix.com. Gourmet box dinners and concessions will be available in the lobby before the shows and during intermissions. The January 28 airing will offer concessions only.

 

The Met: Live in HD, the Met’s award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters around the world, has expanded its worldwide distribution to more than 2000 theaters in 70 countries this season and has sold more than 19 million tickets since its inception in 2006.

 

The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States’ premier classical music festival, presenting more than 350 musical events during its eight-week summer season in Aspen. The institution draws top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled combination of performances and music education. Next season’s dates are June 30 to August 21.

 

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