The Met’s Summer HD Festival

When:Tuesday August 31 2010
Where:Lincoln Center Plaza
Manhattan, NY

The Met’s popular Summer HD Festival, first presented in 2009, returns on August 28 with screenings of ten productions from the company’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series. The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights—for free.

The series kicks off with Luc Bondy’s season-opening new production of Puccini’s Tosca, starring Karita Mattila and Marcelo Álvarez, and features two more of 2009–10’s new productions: Tony-Award winner Bartlett Sher’s staging of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, conducted by James Levine and starring Joseph Calleja, Anna Netrebko, and Alan Held, will be seen on September 1, and Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen, with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the leading roles, concludes the series on September 6.

The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2,800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no rain dates. Tonight’s screening will be Doctor Atomic.

Doctor Atomic
Tuesday, August 31, 7:45pmJohn Adams’s powerful work that explores the creation of the atomic bomb stars Gerald Finley as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Alan Gilbert conducts this production by Penny Woolcock.
Approximate running time: 164 minutes

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