FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2016

The Bardavon continues THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2015/16 SEASON
DONIZETTI'S ROBERTO DEVEREUX

Saturday May 7, 1pm at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie

(Kingston, NY) The Bardavon is pleased to conclude The Met: Live in HD 2015/16 season with an encore broadcast of the Donizetti masterpiece Roberto Devereux on Saturday, May 7, 1pm at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie.

The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the Met premieres of Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, returns to stage the final installment in the series. Acclaimed bel canto soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will sing Elizabeth I in Roberto Devereux as well as the title roles in Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda over the course of the season, a famous feat performed by Beverly Sills at New York City Opera in the 1970s and not repeated in New York since. Roberto Devereux also stars Matthew Polenzani as the title character; Elīna Garanča as Sara, the Duchess of Nottingham and the queen’s secret rival; and Mariusz Kwiecien as the Duke of Nottingham. Maurizio Benini conducts the first-ever Met performances of this work.

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 ROBERTO DEVEREUX 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 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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