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OPUS 3 ARTISTS SINGERS TO APPEAR IN METROPOLITAN OPERA'S 2007/2008 SEASON LIVE HD MOVIE THEATER TRANSMISSIONS
Patricia Racette, Michelle DeYoung, Tamara Mumford, Nathan Gunn, Alan Held, Keith Miller, John Del Carlo, John Relyea
This season, the "Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD" series will features eight Opus 3 Artists vocalists in six of the eight productions that will be broadcast live in HD in sold out movie theaters around the world. The Met has now expanded their series from six live performances to eight, and will broadcast to 700 locations around the world (300 in the US alone). The broadcasts are estimated to reach over a million viewers. The performances will also be shown on PBS's Great Performances in the spring, and will be released on DVD by EMI Classics in the near future.
Roméo et Juliette - Gounod
Saturday, December 15, 2007 (1:00 pm - Eastern Time)
NATHAN GUNN stars as Mercutio, along with Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the title characters, in Gounod's interpretation of the Shakespeare classic. Plácido Domingo conducts Guy Joosten's production. Hansel and Gretel (new production) - Humperdinck Tuesday, January 1, 2008 (1:00 pm - Eastern Time) The Met's family-friendly holiday series returns this season with a brand new English language production of Humperdinck's re-telling of the Brothers Grimm's dark fairy tale. ALAN HELD appears as Peter, the father of the titular siblings. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducts the new production by Richard Jones; also starring Christine Schäfer and Alice Coote as the siblings and Philip Langridge as the Witch.
Macbeth (new production) - Verdi
Saturday, January 12, 2008 (1:30 pm - Eastern Time)
JOHN RELYEA stars as Banquo, and KEITH MILLER appears as one of his murderers in Verdi's treatment of Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. James Levine conducts this new production by Adrian Noble, which also stars Lado Ataneli, Maria Guleghina, and Roberto Aronica.
Manon Lescaut - Puccini
Saturday, February 16, 2008 (1:00 pm - Eastern Time) TAMARA MUMFORD appears as the Madrigal Singer in Puccini's rendition of the tragic story of Manon Lescaut. James Levine conducts the all-star cast, including Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft
Peter Grimes (new production) - Britten
Saturday, March 15, 2008 (1:30 pm - Eastern Time)
PATRICIA RACETTE stars at the sympathetic Ellen Orford and JOHN DEL CARLO appears as Swallow, the town lawyer, in Britten's searing drama. The new production by John Doyle (Sweeny Todd), and conducted by Donald Runnicles, also stars Anthony Dean Griffey and Anthony Michaels-Moore.
Tristan und Isolde - Wagner
Saturday, March 22, 2008 (12:30 pm - Eastern Time)
MICHELLE DEYOUNG brings her acclaimed portrayal of Brangäne, Isolde's loyal friend, to the Met for the first time. Conducted by James Levine, Wagner's beautiful love story also stars Ben Heppner and Deborah Voigt in the title roles.