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September 8, 2009
Met Opera Simulcasts return to region for fourth season...

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Opera fans take note - the Metropolitan Opera's live simulcasts return for the 2009-10 season. Now in their fourth season, the simulcasts have become a veritable staple for opera lovers nationwide and locally.

In the Sacramento region, the Met's simulcast presence remains strong: a total of 8 regional theaters will participate in 2009-10 - from Yuba City to Elk Grove.

The fourth installment of "The Met: Live in HD" begins with Puccini's "Tosca", with Karita Mattila (pictured, right) in the title role, on October 10. This season features nine live and nine encore presentations. The simulcasts end with Renee Fleming in Rossini's "Armida" May of next year.

All performances begin at 10 am PST. Encore performance begin at 6:30 p.m. PST.

Tosca - Giacomo Puccini
October 10
Encore: October 28

Aida - Giuseppe Verdi
October 24
Encore: November 11

Turandot - Giacomo Puccini
November 7
Encore: November 18

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Jacques Offenbach
December 19
Encore: January 6, 2010

Der Rosenkavalier - Richard Strauss
January 9, 2010
Encore: January 27, 2010

Carmen - Georges Bizet
January 16, 2010
Encore: February 3, 2010

Simon Boccanegra - Giuseppe Verdi
February 6, 2010
Encore: February 24, 2010

Hamlet - Ambroise Thomas
March 27, 2010
Encore: April 14, 2010

Armida - Gioachino Rossini
May 1, 2010
Encore: May 19, 2010


Participating Theatres:

Sacramento:
Cinemark Stadium 14
Cinemark Downtown Plaza 7
Cinemark Greenback Lane 16
Regal Natomas Marketplace

Elk Grove:
Cinemark Laguna 16, Elk Grove

Folsom:
Cinemark Folsom 14

Roseville:
Cinemark Roseville 14

Yuba City
Cinemark, Yuba City

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