Published On: Thu, Apr 26th, 2018

‘The Met: Live in HD’ Summer Encore Series Returns to Theaters This June and July

For the 10th summer in a row, opera fans can experience encore screenings of their favorite operas with the 2018 Live in HD Summer Encores. This summer’s series offers the return of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (June 20), Verdi’s Il Trovatore (June 27), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (July 11) and Puccini’s Turandot (July 18), all captured live from the renowned Metropolitan Opera stage in New York.

Photo Courtesy of Fathom Events

Tickets for the Summer Encores can be purchased beginning Friday, April 27, 2018 at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera will present the Summer Encores in more than 350 U.S. movie theaters on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. local time and select matinees at 1:00 p.m. local time (check local listings), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“We are thrilled to bring back some of the Met’s best performances to the big screen this summer,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “These encores will offer audiences the unique opportunity of seeing incredible talent and reliving the magic of popular Met productions.”

The 2018 Live in HD Summer Encore Schedule:

Madama Butterfly – Wednesday, June 20 (transmitted live on April 2, 2016)

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Il Trovatore – Wednesday, June 27 (transmitted live on October 3, 2015)

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings as the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production.

Eugene Onegin – Wednesday, July 11 (transmitted live on February 24, 2007)

The beloved American soprano Renée Fleming joins with Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for this broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical “Eugene Onegin.” The sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production.

Turandot – Wednesday, July 18 (transmitted live on January 30, 2016)

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted byPaolo Carignani.

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