June 23, 2017

Kingston, Jamaica

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.

The Met: Live in HD, the company’s award-winning series of opera transmissions into cinemas around the world, is now shown in more than 70 countries and in over 2,000 movie theaters. Since launching the series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become the leading producer of alternative cinema content, selling more than 22 million tickets in total. Encore presentations offer another chance to see popular operas from the award-winning series in movie theaters on the big screen.

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.

LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES— Diana Damrau as Leila and Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Director Penny Woolcock explores enduring themes of love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly depicts the mystical wonder of Southeast Asia, and conductor Gianandrea Noseda breathes new life into Bizet’s lush score. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera).

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.

MACBETH: Greed, power and politics surrounds the plot of this classic tragedy. Lady Macbeth (Anna Netrebko), is ruthless and stops at nothing to fulfill the prophecy that Macbeth will be King.

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.”

NABUCCO:“As always, Levine delivered a passionate and moving reading of the score…One can always be assured of a musically excellent night at the opera when Levine takes the baton. Apart from being one of our times greatest tenors, Domingo is also one of the best actors on any operatic stage… It is an emotionally and vocally difficult role, and Domingo sings a strong and poignant performance, especially in the demanding last act.” – The Huffington Post

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.

A scene from Act II of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Elina Garanca (center) in the title role.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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