Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Met: Live in HD

At a Shopping Mall Movie Theatre Near You

Tosca – Giacomo Puccini
1 PM Saturday October 10, 2009
Encore: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:30 PM

Aida – Giuseppe Verdi
1 PM Saturday October 24, 2009
Encore: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6:30 PM

Turandot – Giacomo Puccini
1 PM Saturday November 7, 2009
Encore: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:30 PM

Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Jacques Offenbach
1 PM Saturday December 19, 2009
Encore: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 6:30 PM

Der Rosenkavalier – Richard Strauss
1 PM Saturday January 9, 2010
Encore: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:30 PM

Carmen – Georges Bizet
1 PM Saturday January 16, 2010
Encore: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 6:30 PM

Simon Boccanegra – Giuseppe Verdi
1 PM Saturday February 6, 2010
Encore: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:30 PM

Hamlet – Ambroise Thomas
1 PM Saturday March 27, 2010
Encore: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:30 PM

Armida – Gioachino Rossini
1 PM Saturday May 1, 2010
Encore: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:30 PM

Click Here For Details and Tickets

When I entered my zip code, I found my closest movie house broadcast would be at Hollywood 24 @ North I-85, 3265 N.E. EXPRESSWAY Access Road, CHAMBLEE, GA. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 seniors, and $15 children for the Saturday showings. Wednesday encores are $18. English language captions are provided.

I asked my friend Wayne Gibson, retired chairman of the Music Department at Kennesaw State University, if I had to wear my opera tuxedo or could I dress just like I was going to a Bruce Willis movie. He said, "Totally movie attire is my experience! Everyone has popcorn, hot dogs and giant cokes! The world is certainly changing! I think I like it."

(Copyright 2009 by William C. Cotter)


Yvonne said...

Cool! I thought there was no chance of seeing one down here, but they are showing them in Warner Robins! Hooray!

Margo Williams said...

This afternoon I attended the Mets' new production of "Tosca" live in HD at one of our local movie houses. In the NY Times a few days ago, some of the critics and long-time opera goers were disturbed by changes from the version they had become accustomed to. For me, I don't object to visual changes because the music and drama are still captivating. The outstanding international cast included major roles performed by a Finn, an Argentinian, an American and a Georgian (the country - not the state) but no Italians!

The Met's management is forward-thinking enough to see that if they are to build future audiences, they have to meet them where they are. So, they have brought opera to us - all over the world - and at a reasonable ticket price.

It's almost the same as being there - except that we can eat junk and dress as we please. Technology has changed everything. What a world we live in!

Miami, FL


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