The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series returns to the big screen.
A series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons comes to U.S. cinemas this summer with The Met: Live in HD 2017 Summer Encore Series, from Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera.
The screenings will occur on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. local time throughout June and July.
This summer’s series offers the return of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (June 21), Verdi’s Macbeth (June 28), Verdi’s Nabucco (July 12) and Bizet’s Carmen (July 19), all captured live from the famous Met stage in New York City.
Carmen – Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time (originally transmitted live on January 16, 2010)
Sir Richard Eyre’s gritty production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the ill-fated gypsy temptress.
Tenor Roberto Alagna plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the timeless score, which features one beloved melody after another.