FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2016

The MET: LIVE IN HD 2015/16 SEASON Puccini’s Turandot

Saturday January 30 at 1pm at The Bardavon

(Poughkeepsie, NY) The Bardavon is pleased to continue The Met: Live in HD 2015/16 season with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Turandot on Saturday January 30 at 1pm at The Bardavon

Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic slave girl Liù. Marco Berti sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for Turandot’s hand, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sings Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s visually spectacular 1987 production.

PRE SHOW TALK: One half hour prior to curtain time, ticket-holders are invited to enjoy an insightful talk at the Bardavon or UPAC on the day's production lead by Leslie Gerber, who is a music teacher at Marist's Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all Hudson Valley Philharmonic playbill liner notes.

The generous corporate sponsor of The Met: Live in HD at the Bardavon and UPAC is Premier Medical Group. The Met: Live in HD is also made possible in part through generous support from the Jane Nuhn Charitable Trust. Additional support also comes from the Dr. Edwin Ulrich Charitable Trust and the Steve and Julia Dunwell and Benjamin R. Strong Opera Funds of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Tickets for TURANDOT are $27 (Adults), $25 (Bardavon Member), and $20 (Children 12 and under) and are available at:

Bardavon Box Office
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
845.473.2072

UPAC Box Office
601 Broadway
Kingston, NY
845.339.6088
or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com


The remaining MET LIVE 15-16 season broadcasts at Bardavon and UPAC:

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
March 5 – UPAC – 1pm

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
April 2 - Bardavon/UPAC – 1pm

Strauss’ Elektra
April 30 – Bardavon – 1pm

Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux
May 7 – Bardavon -1pm - encore

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1515-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org.


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