All screenings will take place on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM in each time zone in theaters across the country. Select theaters will present a second showing the day after the initial encore. Tickets are on sale now.
The Met: Live in HD, the company's award-winning series of opera transmissions into movie theaters around the world, broke attendance records during the 2009-10 season with 2.2 million tickets sold. The series was shown in 44 countries and in more than 1,200 theaters. Next season, Spain and Portugal join the HD network. Since launching the HD series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become the leading producer of alternative cinema content, selling five million tickets in total.
The Metropolitan Opera's 2010 Summer HD Encore Series
Wednesday, June 16, 6:30pm
AIDA: Daniele Gatti conducts a cast of powerful voices in Verdi's Aida. Violeta Urmana sings the title role, Dolora Zajick returns in one of her most acclaimed portrayals as Amneris, Johan Botha is Radams, and Carlo Guelfi sings Amonasro.
Wednesday, June 23, 6:30pm
ROMê_O ET JULIETTE: Plšcido Domingo conducts Gounod's Rom_o et Juliette, starring Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed lovers.
Wednesday, July 7, 6:30pm
EUGENE ONEGIN : Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece, with Ren_e Fleming as Tatiana, Ram‹n Vargas as Lenski, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role.
Wednesday, July 14, 6:30pm
LA BOHê_ME: Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of Puccini's La Bohme features Angela Gheorghiu as MimÐ, Ram‹n Vargas as Rodolfo, Ainhoa Arteta as Musetta, and Ludovic T_zier as Marcello. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Wednesday, July 21, 6:30pm
TURANDOT: Franco Zeffirelli's spectacular production of Puccini's last opera stars Maria Guleghina as Turandot, Marina Poplavskaya as Li‹, Marcello Giordani as Cal_f, and Samuel Ramey as Timur. Andris Nelsons conducts.
Wednesday, July 28, 6:30pm
CARMEN: Director Richard Eyre's acclaimed new production of the Bizet classic features Elīna Garanča as Carmen, Roberto Alagna as Don Jos_, Barbara Frittoli as MicaêŠla, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Escamillo. Yannick N_zet-S_guin conducts.
For ticket information, go to www.metopera.org/hdlive.