2012-13 Schedule The following performances will be shown live from New York. Location: Big Wood 4 Theatre in Hailey, Idaho Tickets Available at the theatre box office or online at www.fathomevents.com Prices: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Students $18
The Metropolitan Opera 2012-2013 MET HD Live Season The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2012-2013 MET HD: Live season Featuring 12 Saturday matinees.
The enormously successful Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live transmission into movie theaters, which enters its seventh season in 2012-2013, currently reaches more than 1,700 theaters in 54 countries. The Met launched its groundbreaking series in 2006 and quickly became the world's leading alternative cinema content provider. More than 9.6 million tickets have been sold since the series' inception.
Broadcast at the Big Wood 4 Theatre Hailey
Francesca da Rimini March 16, 2013 10 am Zandonai's compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante's Inferno, returns in the Met's ravishingly beautiful production, last seen in 1986. Dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts. This opera is Zandonai's best-known work. In the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Renato Chiesa calls it "one of the most original and polished Italian melodramas of the 20th century, [which] combines a powerful gift for Italian melody ... with an exceptional command of orchestration."
Giulio Cesare April 27, 2013 10 am The opera that conquered London in Handel's time comes to the Met in David McVicar's inventive production-which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar's "witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of Handel's Caesar and Cleopatra tale," which incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera's ideas of love, war, and empire building. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts. The work is considered by many to be Handel's finest Italian opera, possibly even the best in the history of opera seria. It is admired for its superb vocal writing, its dramatic impact, and its deft orchestral arrangements.