November 11, 2010
Breaking news - MET HD Broadcasts in Greensboro!
Dear GO Colleagues and Supporters:
Elena and I learned today, thanks to Opera Companion Dan Acker, that the MET HD Broadcasts will be shown at the Regal Cinema Grand 16 (Friendly Center), and have been shown since DAS RHEINGOLD on October 27.
With no notice, no press release, no local coverage for this exciting and welcome piece of news, Elena contacted Dawn Kane, Staff Reporter at the News & Record who will write a short piece about this fabulous turn of events for Friday's paper. We hope to 'partner' with the theater so we may publicize Greensboro Opera events. Would we had known prior to THE MAGIC FLUTE!!!!!
The prices are: $24 (adults), $22 (seniors) and $18 for students/children for all Saturday showings. All tickets, regardless of age, for the Wednesday 'encore' showings are $18. If you purchase any tickets online through the Fandango website, there will be an additional service charge. Here's the announcement for this Saturday's performance:
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA TO TRANSMIT
LIVE IN HIGH-DEFINITION TO MOVIE THEATERS WORLDWIDE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AT 1:00 PM ET
Anna Netrebko stars in Donizetti's comic opera, conducted by James Levine, in the fifth season of The Met: Live in HD
Encore HD transmission Wednesday, December 1 in select U.S. theaters
The Met: Live in HD series continues its fifth season with Donizetti's comedy Don Pasquale, starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo, transmitted live to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, November 13 at 1:00 pm ET. Met Music Director James Levine, conducting his first-ever performances of the opera, leads the cast in Otto Schenk's acclaimed 2006 production.
Don Pasquale is a witty commentary on marriage in which an old bachelor, Pasquale (John Del Carlo), plans to marry and produce an heir to disinherit his rebellious nephew, Ernesto (Matthew Polenzani). Pasquale's doctor, Malatesta (Mariusz Kwiecien), has arranged a sham marriage in a plot to restore Ernesto's inheritance, aided by the wily Norina (sung by Anna Netrebko, in one of her signature roles), who hopes to win Ernesto for herself.
Following the season premiere at the Met on October 29, The New York Times praised Anna Netrebko for her vivid portrait of Norina, calling the soprano's performance a "a comic tour de force...energetic and vocally rich. She oozed seductive charm." The Times added "James Levine conducted a lithe and buoyant reading that beautifully complemented the vocal and theatrical talents of this winning cast."
Susan Graham hosts the transmission of Don Pasquale. Gary Halvorson directs the transmission and Jay David Saks is audio producer.
An encore screening of the November 13 performance will be shown in select theaters in the U.S. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM (local time).
Ticket prices vary. More information on tickets and theaters at all participating locations is available at www.FathomEvents.com
Saturday, November 13, 2010
at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
Barbara A. Peters
200 N. Davie Street, Box 17
Greensboro, NC 27401
T: 336 273 9472
F: 336 273 9481
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Congratulations to the following individuals who won the lobby raffles Saturday night at the opera.
$50 Gift Certificate to Moore Music
Four Flute Lessons with Linda Cykert (Greensboro Symphony)
Mary Ann Gerhard
Hear our Papageno, Tyler Duncan, on WFDD !
Greensboro Opera Artistic Director and Conductor Valèry Ryvkin and Baritone Tyler Duncan (Papageno) were featured on Triad Arts Up Close last Friday, October 29 at 1.30 pm, WFDD, 88.5 FM. Click here if you missed it!
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