The Met: Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Live Opera in HD

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The Met’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world features ten presentations:

Showtimes at Century 14 Vallejo

Met Opera: Les Contes d’Hoffmann Saturday, 1/31/2015 9:55 am

Met Opera: Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Saturday, 2/14/2015 9:30 am

Met Opera: La Donna del Lago Saturday, 3/14/2015 9:55 am

Met Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Saturday, 4/25/2015 9:30 am

 

Performance Details

  • Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

    January 31, 2015, 12:55 pm ET

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.buy tickets   cast sheet & synopsis   videos

    Host: Deborah Voigt
    Approximate running time 3:45
  • Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta /
    Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle—New Production

    February 14, 2015, 12:30 pm ET

    On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by a psychological thriller (Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

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    Host: Eric Owens
    Approximate running time 3:40
  • Rossini’s La Donna del Lago—Met Premiere

    March 14, 2015, 12:55 pm ET

    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

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    Host: Patricia Racette
    Approximate running time 3:30
  • Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana /
    Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci—New Production

    April 25, 2015, 12:30 pm ET

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio inPagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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    Host: Susan Graham
    Approximate running time 3:30

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Date(s) - Sat, Jan 31, 2015
9:55 am

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Century 14 Vallejo
109 Plaza Dr, Vallejo

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