June 23, 2017
Palace Amusement Cinema Circuit: Palace Cineplex
The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017 Summer Encore performances, featuring four popular titles from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, will play in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States in addition to international theaters around the globe including Jamaica.
The operas will be shown exclusively at Palace Cineplex and will feature works from celebrated composers, Georges Bizet and Giuseppe Verdi.
Sunday July 9, 11:30 am (transmitted live on January 16, 2016)
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES— Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her affection. Tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien are her suitors, who sing the rapturous duet “Au fond du temple saint,” adored by opera fans worldwide.
Sunday, July 30, 11:30 am (transmitted live on October 11, 2014)
MACBETH— Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers a searing portrayal as Lady Macbeth, the murderously cunning consort of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s tragic Shakespearean adaptation also features Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo, with Fabio Luisi conducting.
Sunday, August 13, 11:30am (transmitted live on January 7, 2017)
NABUCCO— Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of ancient Babylon, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his Met repertoire as the title character. Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska gives a tour-de-force role performance as Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, while the acclaimed Met Chorus delivers a moving performance of the iconic “Va, pensiero.”
Sunday, August 27, 11:30 am (transmitted live on January 16, 2010)
CARMEN— 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.
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