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September 24, 2011
Met Opera Live in HD season coming to Sacramento theaters


The uber-popular Met: Live in HD series of opera broadcasts to Sacramento movie theaters returns for the 2011-12 Met season.

The season begins with the Met premiere production of Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" starring Anna Netrebko in the title role on Oct. 15 (full schedule below).

Each live performance will take place on a Saturday, with nine evening pre-recorded encore presentations taking place the third Wednesday after each live performance.

Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at
For ticket prices and information please contact nearest theater (listed below)

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2011-12

ANNA BOLENA - Donizetti
Oct. 15 at 9:55 a.m.
Met Premiere Production conducted by Marco Armiliato, with Anna Netrebko (Anna Bolena), Ekaterina Gubanova (Giovanna Seymour), Tamara Mumford (Smeton), Stephen Costello (Lord Riccardo Percy), Ildar Abdrazakov (Enrico VIII); Host: Renée Fleming

David McVicar (Production); Robert Jones (Set Designer); Jenny Tiramani (Costume Designer); Paule Constable (Lighting Designer); Andrew George (Choreographer)

Oct. 29 at 9:55 a.m.
New Production conducted by Fabio Luisi; with Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna), Barbara Frittoli (Donna Elvira), Mojca Erdmann (Zerlina), Ramón Vargas (Don Ottavio), Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Joshua Bloom (Masetto), Štefan Kocán (The Commendatore); Host: Renée Fleming

Michael Grandage (Production); Christopher Oram (Set & Costume Designer); Paule Constable (Lighting Designer); Ben Wright (Choreographer)

Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.
New Production conducted by Fabio Luisi; with Deborah Voigt (Brünnhilde), Patricia Bardon (Erda), Gary Lehman (Siegfried), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), Bryn Terfel (Wanderer), Eric Owens (Alberich); Host: Renée Fleming

Robert Lepage (Production); Neilson Vignola (Assistant Director); Carl Fillion (Set Designer); François St-Aubin (Costume Designer); Étienne Boucher (Lighting Designer); Pedro Pires (Video Image Artist)

Nov. 19 at 9:55 a.m.
conducted by Dante Anzolini; with Rachelle Durkin (Miss Schlesen), Richard Croft (M. K. Gandhi), Kim Josephson (Mr. Kallenbach), Alfred Walker (Parsi Rustomji); Host: Eric Owens

Phelim McDermott (Production), Julian Crouch (Associate Director & Set Designer), Kevin Pollard (Costume Designer), Paule Constable (Lighting Designer)

Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m.
conductted by Harry Bicket; Renée Fleming (Rodelinda), Stephanie Blythe (Eduige), Andreas Scholl (Bertarido), Iestyn Davies (Unulfo), Kobie van Rensburg (Grimoaldo), Shenyang (Garibaldo); Host: Deborah Voigt

Stephen Wadsworth (Production), Thomas Lynch (Set Designer), Martin Pakledinaz (Costume Designer), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Designer)

FAUST - Gounod
Dec. 10 at 9:55 a.m.
New Production conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite), Michèle Losier (Siébel), Jonas Kaufmann (Faust), Russell Braun (Valentin), René Pape (Méphistophélès); Host: Joyce DiDonato

Des McAnuff (Production); Robert Brill (Set Designer); Paul Tazewell (Costume Designer); Peter Mumford (Lighting Designer); Dustin O'Neill (Video Designer); Kelly Devine (Choreographer)

THE ENCHANTED ISLAND (Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi & others)
Jan. 21, 2012 at 9:55 a.m.
World Premiere Production conducted by William Christie; Danielle de Niese (Ariel), Lisette Oropesa (Miranda), Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax), David Daniels (Prospero), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Ferdinand), Plácido Domingo (Neptune), Luca Pisaroni (Caliban); Host: Deborah Voigt

Devised and written by Jeremy Sams; Phelim McDermott (Production); Julian Crouch (Associate Director & Set Designer); Kevin Pollard (Costume Designer); Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Designer); Graciela Daniele (Choreographer); 59 Productions (Animation & Projection Design)

Feb. 11, 2011 at 9 a.m.
New Production conducted by James Levine; with Deborah Voigt (Brünnhilde), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Gutrune), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute), Gary Lehman (Siegfried), Iain Paterson (Gunther), Eric Owens (Alberich), Hans-Peter König (Hagen); Host: Patricia Racette

Robert Lepage (Production); Neilson Vignola (Assistant Director); Carl Fillion (Set Designer); François St-Aubin (Costume Designer); Étienne Boucher (Lighting Designer); Pedro Pires (Video Image Artist)

ERNANI - Verdi
Feb. 25 at 9:55 a.m.
conducted by Marco Armiliato; Angela Meade (Elvira), Marcello Giordani (Ernani), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Don Carlo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (de Silva); Host: Deborah Voigt

Pier Luigi Samaritani (Production and Set Design), Peter J. Hall (Costume Designer), Gil Wechsler (Lighting Designer), Staged by Peter McClintock

MANON - Massenet
April 7 at 9 a.m.
New Production conducted by Fabio Luisi; with Anna Netrebko (Manon), Piotr Beczala (Chevalier des Grieux), Paulo Szot (Lescaut), David Pittsinger (Comte des Grieux); Host: Natalie Dessay

Laurent Pelly (Production & Costume Designer); Chantal Thomas (Set Designer); Joël Adam (Lighting Designer); Lionel Hoche (Choreographer)

April 14 at 9:55 a.m
conducted by Fabio Luisi; with Natalie Dessay (Violetta Valéry), Matthew Polenzani (Alfredo Germont), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Giorgio Germont); Host: Deborah Voigt

Willy Decker (Production), Wolfgang Gussmann (Set & Costume Designer), Hans Toelstede (Lighting Designer), Athol Farmer (Choreographer)

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD participating theaters:
Sacramento Stadium 14
Folsom 14
Laguna 16
Roseville 14
Sacramento Downtown Plaza 7
Sacramento Greenback Lane 16
El Dorado Hills Stadium 13
Natomas Marketplace

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