The Met: Live in HD

 

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to be a host site for The Met: Live in HD, a 10 performance season of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to select venues in the United States and other parts of the world. The presentations include multiple viewing angles which change throughout the performance, interviews with performers before the performance and/or during intermission, and behind the scene set changes. The affordable opportunity to see world-class opera in your community is a wonderful experience for all ages. Note: The 2018-19 presentations at the Cinema Art Theater will be taped and presented about one week after the live performance until the Film Society is able to get the needed satellite equipment installed.

 

 

Samson et Dalila

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Film Description:

When mezzo-soprano El?na Garan?a and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila.  Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony® Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

The source of this popular opera is a single chapter in the biblical Book of Judges, and the brevity of the tale did nothing to prevent it from becoming one of the world’s great stories of love (or at least passion)—as well as the archetypal depiction of a man betrayed by an immoral woman. Saint-Saëns’s opera, along with other artistic renderings across multiple genres, has had an important role in the popularization of this tale. Despite tepid success early on, Samson et Dalila eventually conquered the operatic world and has proven itself a magnificent evening of theater.   [Sung in French, with English subtitles. Runtime: approx. 3 hrs, 20 mins, including two intermissions].

In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This production is the second in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series for the 2018–19 season. 

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (Puccini)

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Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Zeljko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Run time: 3 hours 22 minutes with two intermissions.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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MARNIE (Muhly)

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Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

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Run time: 2 hours 52 minutes with one intermission.

 

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Rucinski, and Plácido Domingo.

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Run time: 3 hours 7 minutes with two intermissions.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Cilea)

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Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

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Run time: 3 hours 33 minutes with two intermissions.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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CARMEN (Bizet)

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Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

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Run time: 3 hours 21 minutes with one intermission.

 

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Donizetti)

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Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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Run time:  2 hours 35 minutes with one intermission.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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DIE WALKÜRE (Wagner)

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In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

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Run time: 4 hours 55 minutes with two intermissions.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES (Poulenc)

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

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Run time: 3 hours 9 minutes with one intermission.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student - With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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