The Bardavon Announces: The MET: LIVE IN HD 2016-17 SEASON
Single tickets to all 10 opera broadcasts will go on sale Wednesday, July 13 at 11am.
Preferred seating for Bardavon Members held until July 29.
(Poughkeepsie, NY) The Bardavon is pleased to announce The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season. This is the Bardavonâ€™s eighth season of presenting The Metâ€™s award-winning series of live, high-definition performance transmissions, which are broadcast to over 900 theaters around the world.
Subscriptions are on sale NOW.
Single tickets will go on sale Wednesday July 13 at 11am. Preferred seating held for Bardavon members until July 29.
Tickets are $28 (Adults), $26 (Bardavon Member), and $20 (Children 12 and under) and are available at:
Bardavon Box Office
35 Market Street
UPAC Box Office
Ticket-holders are invited to enjoy an insightful pre-show talk on the dayâ€™s opera one half hour prior to the broadcast at the Bardavon or UPAC, 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 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 as well as by contributions from generous opera patrons.
The complete MET LIVE 16-17 season of 10 broadcasts at Bardavon and UPAC:
Wagnerâ€™s Tristan und Isolde (encore)
October 15, 2016 at 1pm - Bardavon
The season begins with a new production of Wagnerâ€™s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance. Nina Stemme stars as Isoldeâ€”a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Metâ€™s Ring cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as BrangÃ¤ne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal (both in Met role debuts), with RenÃ© Pape reprising King Marke, a role he has sung to acclaim in three previous Met seasons. The staging, by Mariusz TreliÅ„ski (who directed the 2015 Met double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeardâ€™s Castle) is a co-production with the Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki â€“ Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing.
Mozartâ€™s Don Giovanni
October 22, 2016 at 1pm â€“ Bardavon
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandageâ€™s staging of Mozartâ€™s masterpiece. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin BystrÃ¶m as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore, and Rolando VillazÃ³n in his Live in HD debut as Don Ottavio.
January 7, 2017 at 1pm - Bardavon
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdiâ€™s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with PlÃ¡cido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabuccoâ€™s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.
Gounodâ€™s RomÃ©o et Juliette
January 21, 2016 at 1pm - UPAC
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounodâ€™s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sherâ€™s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings FrÃ¨re Laurent. Sherâ€™s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.
Saariahoâ€™s Lâ€™Amour de Loin (encore)
February 11, 2016 at 1pm - Bardavon
One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariahoâ€™s yearning medieval romance Lâ€™Amour de Loin (â€œLove From Afarâ€), has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with Lâ€™OpÃ©ra de QuÃ©bec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna MÃ¤lkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as ClÃ©mence, Eric Owens as JaufrÃ©, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.
February 25, 2017 at 1pm -Bardavon
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, DvoÅ™Ã¡kâ€™s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmermanâ€™s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalkaâ€™s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalkaâ€™s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalkaâ€™s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch JeÅ¾ibaba.
Verdiâ€™s La Traviata (encore)
March 18, 2017 at 1pm â€“Bardavon & UPAC
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta ValÃ©ry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredoâ€™s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Deckerâ€™s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.
March 25, 2017 at 1pm â€“Bardavon
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozartâ€™s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelleâ€™s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.
Tchaikovskyâ€™s Eugene Onegin
April 22, 2017 at 1pm - Bardavon
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naÃ¯ve heroine of Tchaikovskyâ€™s opera, adapted from Pushkinâ€™s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatianaâ€™s love until itâ€™s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warnerâ€™s staging, which opened the Metâ€™s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Oneginâ€™s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatianaâ€™s sister Olga and Å tefan KocÃ¡n as Prince Gremin.
Straussâ€™ Der Rosenkavalier
May 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Bardavon
The Metâ€™s first new production since 1969 of Straussâ€™s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. RenÃ©e Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite ElÄ«na GaranÄa in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes GÃ¼nther GroissbÃ¶ck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus BrÃ¼ck in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent, and Teatro Regio di Torino.