2013-2014 The Met: Live in HD
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- $27 for single opera ticket, all fees included
- $243 for ten simulcasts (SAVE $27)
- $12 for students with valid ID
For the forth year in a row, Cal Poly Arts and OperaSLO are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-2014 Season. Come see any or all 10 high-definition simulcasts this fall, 2013. All broadcasts will be shown at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. For the most up-to-date information on the Met's Live in HD 2013-14 season, visit the Met's website. To request a complimentary "Live in HD and Radio Program Guide" (a handy companion to enhance your HD viewing this season), click here.
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2013-14 Live in HD Season Schedule:
Puccini's ToscaSunday, December 1, 2013 at 2:00pm (ENCORE)
Puccini's timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.
Sponsored by Alison and John Denlinger & Elizabeth and John Rolph
Verdi's FalstaffSunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:00pm (ENCORE)
An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen's production—the first new Met Falstaff since 1964—is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season's Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L'Elisir d'Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo.
Sponsored by CF Buetow, in memory of Charlotte Buetow
Dvořák's RusalkaFebruary 23, 2014 at 2:00pm (ENCORE)
The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting "Song to the Moon" in Dvorák's soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.
Sponsored by Linda Groover, in memory of Darrel Groover
Borodin's Prince IgorSunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00pm (ENCORE)
Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.
Sponsored by Carol and Bill Rust
Massenet's WertherSaturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:55am (LIVE)
Two of opera's greatest artists—Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča—appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance. It is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit production of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.
Sponsored by Phyllis and Robert Frank & Bianca Rosenthal
Puccini's La BohèmeSaturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:55am (LIVE)
Puccini's moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.
Sponsored by Jane and Roy Gersten & Sally Young, in memory of Bob Young
Mozart's Così fan tutteSunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm (ENCORE)
Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.
Sponsored by Ann and Lou Robinson
Rossini's La CenerentolaSaturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:55am (LIVE)
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.
Sponsored by Francesca Fairbrother and Barbara Murphy