PETERBOROUGH, NH – The first three offerings from the Met: Live in HD in the Peterborough Players Arts on Screen season are an opera lover’s dream. Two Puccini masterworks and a timeless Massenet classic screen at the Players this October and early November. Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera and shown on the big screen at the Players in stunning HD, the programs also include exclusive, behind-the-scenes material that create a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.
The Met: Live in HD screenings begin on October 12th with the dazzling Franco Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s Turandot. The performance is under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and features renowned dramatic soprano, Christine Goerke as the princess. Massenet’s Manon, about the irresistible and tragically beautiful title character who yearns for life’s finer things, is on-screen on October 26th. Soprano Lisette Oropesa stars and Maurizio Benini conducts. Then, on November 9th, Puccini’s glorious Madama Butterfly comes to the Players’ screen, featuring soprano Hui He as the heartbreaking Butterfly and Paulo Szot as Sharpless. All operas start at 1pm.
Audiences for the Met: Live in HD series also have the opportunity to enjoy Opera Bites - delicious treats like hot soups, quiche, sandwiches, wraps and more from Sunflowers Restaurant. Opera Bites are sold before the screening and during intermissions and are a great topper to the opera experience! Items served cost between $4.50 and $10.
Arts on Screen subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. Tickets for the Special Screening series and the National Theatre Live are $20; the Met: Live in HD is $25. Subscriptions are always a great way to see more for less! Find information about the full 2019-2020 Arts on Screen series on the Players’ website, peterboroughplayers.org, or by calling (603) 924-7585.