Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' in Met's HD Live production - Oct. 5, 9

Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' in Met's HD Live production - Oct. 5, 9

October 3rd, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Movies

THE MET: LIVE IN HD

Note: Dates represent original live production, then its encore.

Oct. 5, 9: "Eugene Onegin"

Oct. 26, 30: "The Nose"

Nov. 9, 13: "Tosca"

Dec. 14, 18: "Falstaff"

Feb. 8, 12: "Rusalka"

March 1, 5: "Prince Igor"

March 15, 19: "Werther"

April 5, 9: "La Boheme"

April 26, 30: "Cosi Fan Tutte"

May 10, 14: "La Cenerentola"

Ten "stunning" operas scheduled this season at New York's Metropolitan Opera will be presented in The Met: Live in HD series of live transmissions and taped encores at select movie theaters in 2013-14.

Participating sites include the East Ridge 18, 5080 South Terrace, and Hamilton Place 10-17, 2000 Hamilton Place Blvd. Met officials say most theaters will carry all events, and others may be added during the season.

The series opens at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin." An encore presentation will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. Running time is about 4 hours.

Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the love-struck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in the fateful romance. Deborah Warner's new production is set in the late 19th century and moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts, and Fiona Shaw directs in her Met debut.

Now in its eighth season, The Met: Live in HD series is projected to reach an audience of 3 million people across 1,900 theaters in 64 countries. Nine other live transmissions and their encores are scheduled the remainder of the season.

Tickets may be purchased at www.metoperafamily.org (click on Live In HD).