Sedona AZ (August 19, 2016) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Met Live Opera: Live in HD series for the 2016-17. Once again, the festival will host the productions via satellite at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A in West Sedona.
Each opera will be shown LIVE and then repeated later that day as an encore. Season ticket holders will have the option of choosing the live performance or the encore (or can mix and match for scheduling convenience).
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 Treliński, 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. This season’s HD transmissions include five new productions from the Met season and three operas new to the series. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.
The 2016-17 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcasts of Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera “L’Amour de Loin”, which has its Met premiere this season; Verdi’s early Biblical epic “Nabucco”, starring Plácido Domingo in the title role; and Mozart’s “Idomeneo”, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. In addition to the new productions of “Tristan und Isolde” and “L’Amour de Loin”, Live in HD audiences will see the Met’s new stagings of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette”, starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo; Dvořák’s “Rusalka”, with Kristine Opolais in her first Met performances of her international breakthrough role; and Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier”, with Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian. The season will also feature Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, with Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the rakish title character; Verdi’s “La Traviata”, with Sonya Yoncheva as the doomed Violetta; and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, with Anna Netrebko repeating one of her great triumphs of recent seasons opposite the Onegin of Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
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.
The 2016-17 Met Live in HD series dates are:
- Tristan und Isolde: October 8, 2016
- Don Giovanni: October 22, 2016
- L’Amour de Loin: December 10, 2016
- Nabucco: January 7, 2017
- Roméo et Juliette: January 21, 2017
- Rusalka: March 4, 2017
- La Traviata: March 11, 2017
- Idomeneo: March 25, 2017
- Eugene Onegin: April 22, 2017
- Der Rosenkavalier: May 13, 2017
Tickets for each opera are $20 general admission, $18 for Film Festival members, and $15 for full-time students. Season tickets are also available. For more information, please call the Sedona International Film Festival at 928-282-1177 or visit the office at 2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite A3 in West Sedona. Information and tickets are also available at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.