The Met: Live in HD
2016 - 2017 Season

The Met: Live in HD's 2016-17 Season
Kicks Off October 8 with the Series' 100th Transmission

A New Production of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 11th season on October 8 with the 100th transmission in series history, a new production of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, directed by Mariusz Trelinski, and starring Nina Stemme-the world's preeminent Isolde.

Live in HD audiences around the world will see 10 live performances from the Met's 2016-17 season, which celebrates the company's 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center. The season will feature 10 transmissions, live from the Met stage, including five new productions, three operas new to the series, and starry revivals featuring the world's leading artists. The series will reach 70 countries on six continents in 2016-17, as well as 750 theaters in the United States.

Season at a Glance: The Met: Live in HD 2016-17
The HD season will begin on Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m. with Tristan und Isolde. Future transmissions are as follows: Don Giovanni (October 22 at 9:55 a.m.); L'Amour de Loin (December 10 at 9:55 a.m.); Nabucco (January 7 at 9:55 a.m.); Roméo et Juliette (January 21 at 9:55 a.m.); Rusalka (February 25 at 9:55 a.m.); La Traviata (March 11 at 9:55 a.m.); Idomeneo (March 25 at 9:55 a.m.); Eugene Onegin (April 22 at 9:55 a.m.); and Der Rosenkavalier (May 13 at 9:30 a.m.). All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances, transmitted live from the Met stage.

TICKET INFORMATION
Season subscriptions will be available through our office beginning Wednesday, July 20 by calling 707 882-3272 or download and print a subscription form here. Please mail your check to Arena Theater, POB 611, Point Arena, CA 95468. Season subscribers, who also become patrons may reserve their favorite seat for the season by calling our office.

Subscriptions
Full Subscription (10 Operas) @ $20 each = $200
Half Subscription (5-10 Operas) @ $20 each
Patron $75

Individual Tickets
$24 general
$22 senior
$18 youth (18 and under)
available in advance online and at the box office the day of the opera


The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 Schedule:

Opera Poster

L'Amour de Loin (Saariaho) - MET PREMIERE

Opening: December 1, 2016
Libretto: Amin Maalouf
Conductor: Susanna Mälkki
Production: Robert Lepage
Set Designer: Michael Curry
Costume Designer: Michael Curry
Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams
Lightscape Image Designer: Lionel Arnould
Cast: Susanna Phillips (Clémence), Tamara Mumford (The Pilgrim), Eric Owens (Jaufré Rudel)
Approx. runtime: 3:00 Intermissions: 1

One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho's yearning medieval romance "L'Amour de Loin" ("Love From Afar"), has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L'Opéra de Québec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.


L'Amour de Loin

Showtimes:
Saturday, December 10, 9:55 a.m.

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Nabucco (Verdi) - FIRST TIME IN HD

Conductor: James Levine
Production: Elijah Moshinsky
Set Designer: John Napier
Costume Designer: Andreane Neofitou
Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison
Cast: Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Jamie Barton (Fenena), Russell Thomas (Ismaele), Plácido Domingo (Nabucco), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria)
Approx. runtime: 3:05 Intermissions: 1

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Verdi's early drama of Ancient Babylon, "Nabucco," with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco's willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.


Nabucco

Showtimes:
Saturday, January 7, 9:55 a.m.

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Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) - NEW PRODUCTION

Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Chase Brock
Cast: Diana Damrau (Juliette), Vittorio Grigolo (Roméo), Elliot Madore (Mercutio), Mikhail Petrenko (Frère Laurent)
Approx. runtime: 3:30 Intermissions: 1

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod's opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher's new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher's staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.


Roméo et Juliette

Showtimes:
Saturday, January 21, 9:55 a.m.

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Rusalka (Dvorák) - NEW PRODUCTION

Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Production: Mary Zimmerman
Set Designer: Daniel Ostling
Costume Designer: Mara Blumenfeld
Lighting Designer: T.J. Gerckens
Choreographer: Austin McCormick
Cast: Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Katarina Dalayman (The Foreign Princess), Jamie Barton (Jezibaba), Brandon Jovanovich (The Prince), Eric Owens (The Water Sprite)
Approx. runtime: 4:05 Intermissions: 2

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorák's fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman's new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka's heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka's rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka's father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Jezibaba.


Rusalka

Showtimes:
Saturday, February 25, 9:55 a.m.

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La Traviata (Verdi)

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Production: Willy Decker
Set and Costume Designer: Wolfgang Gussmann
Lighting Designer: Hans Toelstede
Choreographer: Athol Farmer
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont)
Approx. runtime: 2:55 Intermissions: 1

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker's staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.


La Traviata

Showtimes:
Saturday, March 11, 9:55 a.m.

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Idomeneo (Mozart) - FIRST TIME IN HD

Conductor: James Levine
Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace)
Approx. runtime: 4:20 Intermissions: 2

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's "Idomeneo," set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.


Idomeneo

Showtimes:
Saturday, March 25, 9:55 a.m.

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Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Production: Deborah Warner
Set Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky
Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman
Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway
Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Stefan Kocán (Gremin)
Approx. runtime: 4:00 Intermissions: 2

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera, adapted from Pushkin's classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana's love until it's too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner's staging, which opened the Met's 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin's friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana's sister Olga and Stefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.


Eugene Onegin

Showtimes:
Saturday, April 22, 9:55 a.m.

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Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) - NEW PRODUCTION

Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Production: Robert Carsen
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet
Cast: Renée Fleming (Marschallin), Elina Garanca (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Matthew Polenzani (A Singer), Marcus Brück (Faninal), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)
Approx. runtime: 4:50 Intermissions: 2

The Met's first new production since 1969 of Strauss's rich romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of "Falstaff," the cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. "Der Rosenkavalier" is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.


Der Rosenkavalier

Showtimes:
Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.

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About The Met: Live in HD
The Met: Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 theaters in 70 countries, makes the Met the world's leading provider of alternative cinema content and the only arts institution with an ongoing global series of this scale. When the series launched in 2006, the Met was the first arts company to experiment with alternative cinema content. Since then, the program has grown every season, with more than 19 million tickets sold to date.

The Met: Live in HD series has increased accessibility to Met performances for audiences around the world. With a global average ticket price of $23 in the 2015-16 season, the series has made world-class performances accessible to millions of opera lovers each season.

Met stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes features.

Tickets for the 10 transmissions in the 2016-17 Live in HD season will go on sale on July 20, 2016 in the U.S. and Canada, with Met Members offered priority before tickets are made available to the general public. International ticket sales dates and details on ordering tickets for the 2016-17 Live in HD series vary from country to country and will be announced separately by individual distributors.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr.