The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College welcomes back The Met: Live in HD series after the interruption and shutdown of both the Metropolitan Opera and the Concert Hall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year will features 10 performances transmitted live from the Met stage in high-definition cinema simulcasts to the Vallecito Room at Fort Lewis College. The Met: Live in HD’s 16th season will begin Oct. 22 with Cherubini’s “Medea,” a Met-premiere production starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.
The season will also feature two more company premieres, Kevin Puts’ “The Hours,” in its world-premiere production, starring the trio of soprano Renée Fleming, mezzo- soprano Joyce DiDonato and soprano Kelli O’Hara; and the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s first opera, “Champion,” about the life of boxer Emile Griffith. Four additional new productions will be presented throughout the season: Giordano’s “Fedora” with soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role; Wagner’s “Lohengrin” starring tenor Piotr Beczała; and two Mozart operas conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, including a cinematic staging of “Don Giovanni” by Ivo van Hove and Simon McBurney’s production of “Die Zauberflöte,” which raises the orchestra pit to allow interaction with the cast.
Audiences will also have the chance to see Michael Mayer’s production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” starring soprano Nadine Sierra as Violetta; and the return of two of Robert Carsen’s productions, including Verdi’s “Falstaff,” with baritone Michael Volle singing the title role in his first Verdi opera at the Met, and Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier,” with soprano Lise Davidsen and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Marschallin and Octavian.
For tickets and more information. visit www.durangoconcerts.com.