Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Metropolitan Opera's Summer HD Festival Kicks Off With TOSCA At Lincoln Center Plaza

The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival, first presented last year, kicked off last night with the outdoor screening of Luc Bondy’s season-opening new production of Puccini’s TOSCA, starring Karita Mattila and Marcelo Álvarez. This year, 10 outstanding HD productions will be presented on consecutive nights at the Lincoln Center Plaza. The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2,800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no rain dates. 
The Met Opera HD schedule is as follows:

Aug. 28 - “Tosca” at 8 p.m.

Aug. 29 - “The Magic Flute” at 8 p.m.

Aug. 30 - “Der Rosenkavalier” at 7:15 p.m.

Aug. 31 - “Doctor Atomic” at 7:45 p.m.

Sept. 1 - “Les Contes D’Hoffman” at 7:45 p.m.

Sept. 2 - “La Boheme” at 8 p.m.

Sept. 3 - “Hansel and Gretel” at 8 p.m.

Sept. 4 - “Turandot” at 8 p.m.

Sept. 5 - “Aida” at 8 p.m.

Sept. 6 - “Carmen” at 7:45 p.m.

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