[email protected] Met screen classics
Opera & Dance
CINEMA screenings of opera in 2017 get under way this Saturday evening when Verdi’s early drama of ancient Babylon Nabucco is relayed live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Placido Domingo sings the title character, adding a new role to his huge repertory; Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille and James Levine conducts.
Overall, there are seven [email protected] Met screenings through to mid-May. Highlights include Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva singing her acclaimed interpretion of the doomed courtesan Violetta in La Traviata on March 11. Also not to be missed is American singer Renée Fleming’s portrayal of the Marschallin in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier on May 11.
[email protected] Met screenings:
• Saturday, January 7, 5.55pm: Verdi’s early drama Nabucco with Placido Domingo in the title role.
• Saturday, January 21: New Bartlett Sher production of Gounod’s lush Roméo et Juliette with the electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.
• Saturday, February 25, 5.55pm: new Mary Zimmerman production of Dvořák’s Rusalka with sensational Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais singing the title role. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
• Saturday, March 11, 5.55pm: Verdi’s La Traviata with Sonya Yoncheva as doomed Violetta and Michael Fabiano as her lover. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
• Saturday, March 25, NB start-time 4.55pm: rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Matthew Polenzani sings the title role and James Levine conducts.
• Saturday, April 22, 5.55pm: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Russian soprano Anna Netrebko in one of her most-acclaimed roles as Tatiana. Robin Ticciati conducts.
• Saturday, May 13, NB start-time 5.30pm: new Robert Carsen production of Richard Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier. American soprano Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, James Levine conducts.
• Cinemas screening the [email protected] Met operas include the Barbican; Curzons Bloomsbury and Mayfair; Everyman Belsize Park and Hampstead; and Phoenix East Finchley
Photo: Marty Sohl_Metropolitan Opera