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BOOK AHEAD: The Metropolitan Opera at Cinema Art Theater in Live HD

April 4, 2022

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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of the month, repeating until June 1, 2022

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 1, 2022

One event on December 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

 

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will once again present “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” 2021 – 22 season at the Cinema Art Theater. This award-winning series will feature live transmissions of ten spectacular productions.

Since its initial broadcast in 2006 “The Met: Live in HD” has grown exponentially with classical music lovers from around the world proving opera can have a place in their local movie theaters. It is now the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world that reaches more than 2,000+ venues in countries across six continents.

The season begins on Mon, Oct 18 with Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. Also screening throughout the season are: Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Eurydice, Cinderella – Holiday Production, Rigoletto, Ariadne auf Naxos, don Carlos, Turandot, Lucia di Lammermoor and Hamlet.  In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene features.

The affordable opportunity to see world-class opera in your community is a wonderful experience for all ages. Note: The 2020-21 presentations at the Cinema Art Theater will be taped and presented about one week after the live performance until the Film Society is able to get the needed satellite equipment installed.

 

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (TERENCE BLANCHARD / LIBRETTO BY KASI LEMMONS)

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Met’s sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging; Brown, who is also the production’s choreographer, becomes the first Black director to create a mainstage Met production. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.

Content Advisory: Fire Shut Up in My Bones addresses adult themes and contains some adult language.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 15 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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Mon Nov 08 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater – Main

EURYDICE (MATTHEW AUCOIN / LIBRETTO BY SARAH RUHL)

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Starts Dec 13. Tickets available now.

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the momentous Met premiere from the podium, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself.

Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs 45 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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Mon Dec 13 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Dec 14 6:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

CINDERELLA – HOLIDAY PRESENTATION (MASSENET)

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Starts Jan 8, 2022. Tickets available now.

Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90 minutes, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.

Estimated Run Time: 1 hr 35 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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Sat Jan 08 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Mon Jan 10 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Jan 11 6:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

RIGOLETTO (VERDI)

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Starts Feb 7, 2022. Tickets available now.

This season’s Rigoletto is a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy from Bartlett Sher. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined eight Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczala as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. A second run of performances in the spring features soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, and tenor Stephen Costello, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 10 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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Mon Feb 07 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Feb 08 5:45 PM    Cinema Art Theater

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (STRAUSS)

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Starts March 21, 2022. Tickets available now.

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus, and Thomas Allen as the Major-Domo. Marek Janowski conducts.

Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs 50 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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Mon Mar 21 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Mar 22 6:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

DON CARLOS (VERDI)

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Screens April 4, 2020. Tickets available now.

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s leading lights, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca as Eboli. Bass-baritones Eric Owens and John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Etienne Dupuis rounds out the all-star principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs 55 mins

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

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Mon Apr 04 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

TURANDOT (PUCCINI)

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Starts May 16, 2022. Tickets available now.

Two of today’s most thrilling voices share the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess: Christine Goerke, the Met’s reigning dramatic soprano, and superstar Anna Netrebko, making her long-awaited Met role debut after providing a hair-raising preview in 2019’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Tenors Yusif Eyvazov and Yonghoon Lee trade off as the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside sopranos Gabriella Reyes, Michelle Bradley, and Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and bass-baritone James Morris and basses Alexander Tsymbalyuk and Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring score.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 15 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

Click on the desired screening times for tickets

Mon May 16 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue May 17 5:45 PM    Cinema Art Theater

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (DONIZETTI)

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Screening May 31, 2022. Tickets available now.

In recent seasons, soprano Nadine Sierra has brought down the house at the Met with virtuosic vocalism and captivating stage presence as Gilda in Rigoletto, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Ilia in Idomeneo. Now, she takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Show-stopping tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Rucinski as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 25 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

Click on the desired screening times for tickets

Tue May 31 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

HAMLET (BRETT DEAN / LIBRETTO BY MATTHEW JOCELYN

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Starts Jun 13, 2022. Tickets available now.

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” Now, this riveting contemporary masterpiece arrives at the Met, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to New York. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 15 min

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Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater

Admission

  • $22.00 RBFS Members
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Student – With Student ID
  • $22.00 Seniors – 65 yrs and over
  • $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger
  • $22.00 Met Members

Click on the desired screening times for tickets

Mon Jun 13 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Jun 14 5:45 PM    Cinema Art Theater

 

Venue

Cinema Art Theater: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
17701 Dartmouth Dr
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