The Met’s Summer HD Festival

When:Wednesday September 01, 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 Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Wednesday, September 1, 7:45pmJames Levine conducts Bartlett Sher’s new production of Offenbach’s fantastical opera, with Anna Netrebko as Antonia, Joseph Calleja as Hoffmann, and Alan Held as the Four Villains. Kathleen Kim sings Olympia, Ekaterina Gubanova is Giulietta, and Kate Lindsey is Nicklausse.
Approximate running time: 160 minutes

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