The Met: Live in HD Returns for the 2013-14 Season!
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$22/$20 members per screening; $15 students
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1pm
Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts.
Eugene Onegin is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1pm
Shostakovich’s THE NOSE
William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Valery Gergiev conducts.
The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d’Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 1pm
Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette
in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.
Tosca is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro alla Scala.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6pm
An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen’s production—the first new Met Falstaff since 1964—is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season’s Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L’Elisir d’Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo.
Falstaff is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1pm
The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12pm
Borodin’s PRINCE IGOR
Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1pm
Two of opera’s greatest artists—Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča—appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance. It is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met’s recent hit production of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1pm
Puccini’s LA BOHÈME
Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1pm
Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1pm
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.
Victoria Bond Returns with Operatif Talks for the 2013-14 Season!
Anyone who supports Guild Hall’s screenings of The Met: Live in HD with a gift in addition to their ticket purchase is invited to attend the Operatif series of talks by accomplished composer and speaker Victoria Bond. The begin one hour before each opera screening and last for 30 minutes (until the theater doors open). Donations will be accepted at the door.
Ms. Bond is a frequent pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic. She is the only woman composer/conductor to receive commissions from major organizations and also hold music director positions with leading ensembles. Her extensive catalog includes works written for the Houston, Shanghai, and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the Audubon String Quartet, among others. In every genre she undertakes, from opera to chamber music, her consummate musicianship serves to enrich a musical language that is beautifully crafted and deeply expressive.
The first woman to be awarded a doctorate in conducting from The Juilliard School, Bond was appointed by Andre Previn as Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1978. In 1986, she was invited to conduct the Houston Symphony and to premiere her own composition for the orchestra, Ringing. In that same year, she was appointed Music Director and conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and shortly thereafter became artistic director of Opera Roanoke, holding both posts until 1995. She has also served as Music Director of The Bel Canto Opera, Harrisburg Opera and the New Amsterdam Symphony, and as Music Advisor of the Wuhan Symphony in China.
Bond’s musical training also included studies in voice, with William Vennard at the University of Southern California; as a soprano, she recorded with Bethany Beardslee and appeared on the premiere recording of Harry Partch’s Delusion of the Fury. She has brought her vocal experience to bear in composing works such as Molly ManyBloom for soprano and string quartet, described by The New York Times as “by turns wistful, angry, caustic, rhapsodic and nostalgic,” and her chamber opera Mrs. President, based on the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president. Scenes from Mrs. President were performed by New York City Opera in 2001 as part of the company’s Vox reading series.
Victoria Bond has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and on NBC’s Today Show, featured in People Magazine and in the New York Times. Her music is recorded on the Koch International, Albany, GEGA, Protone, and Family Classic labels. Website: www.victoriabond.com
Grand Tier: Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore A. Ranieri, in memory of Mrs. Antonina S. Ranieri, Judy and Alex Laughlin, and The East Hampton Star
Dress Circle: Ann Cestone, in memory of her sister Gloria, Channing Daughters Winery, Teddy Greenbaum, Barbara Horgan, Theodore J. Israel and Laurel Cutler, and Andrew Jacobyansky and Ralph Gibson, Patti Kenner, and Adam Lewis and Thomas Chu
Balcony Circle: Nicole Bigar, Susan L. Blair, Andrée Dean, Maria and Dan del Rio, Diane and Bill Dreher, Heather Higgins in honor of Judy Laughlin, Janet O’Brien Catering, Joan and Robert Osborne, James Earl Potter, Beverly and Jerry Siegel, Irene and Sidney Silverman, Mary Anne Szabaga, and Dr. Alan York
Family Circle: James Armstrong, Carolyn and Gioacchino Balducci, Gabrielle Bamberger, Amanda and Lewis Berman, Linda Beard Brandi, Julie Burmeister, John Calder, Nora and Frederic Cammann, Edmund and Lisa Cohen, Ramon Colon, Carol Curreri, Denise and Philip Corsello, James Dauria, Carol and Julien David, Ann and George Davis, Arlene Davis, Bunny and Jeff Dell, Paula Diamond, Judy and Walter Distler, Dr. Carol J. Eagle, Merete Evans, James A. Fox, Tina Fredericks, Teresa Gardian, Dr. Paul Garson, Morton and Dorothy Goldfarb, Bernard Goldhirsch, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Haber, Sarah Hewitt, Seija Hurskainen, Marjorie Jonas, Cynthia Parker Kaback, Sigrid Kaplan, Phyllis and Carl Kessler, Marianne Koerner, Judith and Gerson Leiber, Marcia Kimmelman and Melvin Lewis, Lewis Koppelman, Patricia Kyle, Toby Ligorner, Robert F. Luckey, Marjorie R. Ludlow, Richard and Joy Lupoletti, Dr. Joan Marter, Maria and Peter Matthiesson, Elinor McDade, Terrence McNally, Katherine and George Meckert, Melvin and Suzanne Mendelssohn, Charlee Miller, Virginia and James I. Munson, III, Martha and Henry Murray, Anthony Newman, Marjorie A. Ogilvie, Nan Orshefsky, Joanna Paitchell-Lee, Suzanne Papacosta, Stewart Pearce and Kevin Kellogg, Carolyn Preische, Marcia and Peter Preveti, Priscilla Bowden Potter, Lawrence Randolph, Jane Rosen, Dorothy and Mario Russo, Alice C. Ryan, Mary B. Ryan, Dr. Donald Saco, Cecilia Sampaio, Janet Samuels, Idoline C. Scheerer, Betty G. Schlein, Anita Sheldon, Charlotte and Michael Silverberg, Eleanor Silverman, Bob and Sally Silverstone, Dorothy Sinclair, Nancy and Murray Skurnik, Suzanne Sylvor, Sandra Thorn and Michael Flynn, Alice Ullmann, Gail Williams and Biddle Worthington, and Jane Wood