Fox Theatres announces the addition of the 2018/19 season of the Met Opera's award-winning Live in HD series to Fox Berkshire in Wyomissing. Featuring opera's celebrated stars as well as rising new artists, the new season features incomparable performances, including classic and new productions. All events are on Saturdays, broadcast live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
“The Metropolitan Opera is the best in the world, and we are thrilled to show their work live from New York City, recorded for cinema. Our patrons have the best seat in the house, and they can enjoy a freshly made meal or drink from Fox Kitchen & Bar and then relax in a recliner,” said Don Fox, President of Fox Theatres.
In addition to Met Opera’s Live in HD series, Fox Berkshire will now show other live events, such as boxing matches (including Canelo vs Rocky on December 15 at 9 p.m.) and more. These live events will add to an already rich line up of classic movies, world-renowned performances filmed for cinema, and special lobby events like movie trivia and face painting.
For more information on the following shows and to purchase tickets, visit www.foxshowtimes.com/events:
• Verdi’s La Traviata — Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer's richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta's hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo's father, Germont, who destroys their love.
• Cilea’s Adriana LeCouvreur — Saturday, Jannuary 12, 2019, 12:55 p.m.
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea's tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana's rival for Maurizio's affections, and Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet.
• Bizet’s Carmen — Saturday, February 2, 12:55 p.m.
Clémentine Margaine is opera's ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre's lively production, a favorite in the Met's repertoire.
• Donzietti’s La Fille Du Régiment — Saturday, March 2, 12:55 p.m.
Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
• Wagner’s Die Walkure — Saturday, March 30, 12 p.m.
In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan's willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera's most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.
• Puolenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites - Saturday, May 11, 12 p.m.
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc's devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
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