Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. CT / 10:00 a.m. MT / 9:00 a.m. PT
Run Time: 5 hours 15 minutes (approximate)
Language: German (with English subtitles)
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Special Fathom Features: Go behind the scenes with the Met's stars! During intermission, interviews with cast, crew and production teams give a revealing look at what goes into the staging of an opera.
The 2016-17 season kicks off with a broadcast of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT, followed by an encore presentation on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. local time.
The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—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 Met’s Ring Cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal (both in Met role debuts), with René Pape reprising King Marke, a role he has sung to acclaim in three previous Met seasons. The staging, by Mariusz Treliński (who directed the 2015 Met double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle) is a co-production with the Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing.
Click here for complete information about The Met: Live in HD season.
Casting and cinema locations are subject to change.
Photo: Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera
The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation.
Global sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is also provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies.