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Metropolitan Opera in HD
September 4, 2009, 10:45 am
Filed under: Do, Listen, Watch

Tonight, I’m going to the Met’s first-ever Summer HD Festival to see La Boheme starring Angela Gheorghiu (one of my favorite Carmens) and Ramon Vargas. The screening is absolutely free with no tickets required; 2800 seats on a first-come, first serve.

Special three-course takeout boxed “Pique-Niques” dinners are available from 5 to 8pm during the Summer HD Festival at Bar Boulud for $19, cash only, across the street from the Met. Click here for more information.

On Monday, I might even go to see Madama Butterfly, make it a Puccini long weekend.

La Bohème – Friday, September 4 at 8 pm

Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème features Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Ramón Vargas as Rodolfo Ainhoa Arteta as Musetta, Ludovic Tézier as Marcello, Quinn Kelsey as Schaunard, Oren Gradus as Colline, and Paul Plishka in the dual roles of Benoit and Alcindoro. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Approximate running time: 130 minutes.

Madama Butterfly – Monday, September 7 at 8:00 pm

Academy Award-winning film director Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly stars Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San, Marcello Giordani as Pinkerton, Dwayne Croft as Sharpless, and Maria Zifchak as Suzuki. Patrick Summers conducts. Approximate running time: 145 minutes

For the full Summer HD Festival schedule, visit the official Met Opera site.

It’s not going to be the same as actually seeing the performance live, but it’s free, it’s outdoors, and it’s the Met in HD! I’m excited.


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OH MY GOODNESS…you’re in my neighborhood! Go figure…I’m away.

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