Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theatres nationwide and select locations internationally to present the Metropolitan Opera acclaimed summer encore series at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
The 2023 Summer Encore Series includes:
Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten”
Saturday, July 29 at 1 p.m.
The Met’s critically acclaimed 2019 production of Philip Glass’s mesmerizing modern masterpiece returns to cinemas this summer, starring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his empire. Karen Kamensek conducts.
Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore”
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and tenor Marcelo Álvarez star as the passionate lovers Leonora and Manrico in this gripping Met performance from 2015, alongside the late baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the ruthless Count di Luna. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Gioachino Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m.
In this 2014 Met production of Rossini’s madcap comedy, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and baritone Christopher Maltman join forces for a delightful performance of hilarious hijinks and vocal virtuosity. Michele Mariotti conducts.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”
Sunday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.
In this unforgettable Met performance from 2007, beloved American soprano Renée Fleming and late Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky come together in this poetic drama of unrequited love. Valery Gergiev conducts.
All Metropolitan Opera Summer Encores will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets are $15 general admission, or $13 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information and to order tickets online, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.