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MEDEA (LUIGI CHERUBINI) The Metropolitan Opera at Cinema Art Theater in Live HD

October 31 @ 1:00 pm

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One event on November 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm

 

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will once again present “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” 2022 – 23 season at the Cinema Art Theater. This award-winning series will feature live transmissions of ten spectacular productions.

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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 30, 2022 with Luigi Cherubini’s Medea. Also screening throughout the season are: La TriavataThe HoursFedoraLohegrinFalstaffDer RosenkavalierChampionDon Giovaniand Die Zauberflöte.  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 2022-23 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.

Admission: $22.00 RBFS Members | $25.00 Adult | $15.00 Student – With Student ID | $15.00 Youth – 15 yrs and younger | $22.00 Met Members

MEDEA (LUIGI CHERUBINI)

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Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky opens the new season as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance—a tour-de-force role made famous by opera’s ultimate diva, Maria Callas. The Met premiere of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece marks Radvanovsky’s fourth new production with director David McVicar, who also designed the sets for this vivid, atmospheric staging, simultaneously classical, updated, and timeless. Joining Radvanovsky are tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s Argonaut husband, Giasone; soprano Janai Brugger as her rival for his love, Glauce; bass Michele Pertusi as her father, Creonte, the King of Corinth; and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Medea’s confidante, Neris. In an impressive fall trifecta at the Met, Maestro Carlo Rizzi conducts Medea, in addition to Don Carlo and Tosca[Runtime to be announced]

Location: Cinema Art Theater

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Mon Oct 31 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Nov 01 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

LA TRAVIATA (GIUSEPPE VERDI)

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Three captivating sopranos with many previous triumphs to their names—Nadine Sierra, Ermonela Jaho, and Angel Blue— star as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta, one of opera’s ultimate heroines. Tenors Stephen Costello, Ismael Jordi (in his Met debut), and Dmytro Popov share the role of her self-centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritones Luca Salsi, Amartuvshin Enkhbat (another debut), and Artur Rucinski as his disapproving father. Michael Mayer’s vibrant production also features three maestros: Daniele Callegari, Marco Armiliato, and Nicola Luisotti. [Est. Runtime 3 hrs, sung in Italian with English subtitles]

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Mon Nov 14 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Nov 15 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

THE HOURS (KEVIN PUTS)

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Renee Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story concerns three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. The exciting premiere radiates with star power, with Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines. Phelim McDermott—who most recently wowed Met audiences with his staging of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten—directs this compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and powerful score. [Runtime to be announced]

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Mon Dec 19 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Dec 20 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

FEDORA (UMBERTO GIORDANO)

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Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melody, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiance?’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Becza?a. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora’s confidant, and baritone Artur Rucin?ski is the diplomat De Siriex, with Met maestro Marco Armiliato conducting. Director David McVicar delivers a detailed and dramatic staging based around an ingenious fixed set that, like a Russian nesting doll, unfolds to reveal the opera’s three distinctive settings—a palace in St. Petersburg, a fashionable Parisian salon, and a picturesque villa in the Swiss Alps. [Runtime to be announced]

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Mon Jan 23 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Jan 24 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

LOHENGRIN (RICHARD WAGNER)

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Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director Francois Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Becza?a in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Sopranos Tamara Wilson and Elena Stikhina, as the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, go head-to-head with soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, who seeks to lay her low. Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud’s power-hungry husband, Telramund, and bass Gunther Groissbock is King Heinrich. [Runtime to be announced]

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Mon Mar 27 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

FALSTAFF (GIUSEPPE VERDI)

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Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy features a brilliant ensemble cast in Robert Carsen’s celebrated staging. Baritone Michael Volle sings his first Verdi role at the Met as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance. Reuniting after their acclaimed turns in the production’s 2019 run are soprano Ailyn Perez as Alice Ford, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, and mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly. Soprano Hera Hyesang Park and tenor Bogdan Volkov are the young couple Nannetta and Fenton, and Maestro Daniele Rustioni conducts. [Est. Runtime 2 hrs 36 min, sung in Italian with English subtitles]

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Mon Apr 10 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Apr 11 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

DER ROSENKAVALIER (RICHARD STRAUSS)

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A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Gunther Groissbock returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Bruck is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siecle staging. [Est. Runtime 4 hrs 20 min, sung in German with English subtitles]

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Mon Apr 24 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

CHAMPION (TERRANCE BLANCHARD)

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When Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones opened the Met’s 2021–22 season to universal acclaim, it marked a historic moment in the annals of the company. Now, the six-time Grammy Award–winning composer’s first opera arrives at the Met. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and mezzo- soprano Stephanie Blythe is the bar owner Kathy Hagan. Yannick Nezet-Seguin is again on the podium for Blanchard’s second Met premiere, and director James Robinson—whose productions of Fire and Porgy and Bess brought down the house—oversees the staging. Camille A. Brown, whose choreography electrified audiences in Fire and Porgy, also returns. [Runtime to be announced]

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Mon May 08 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue May 09 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

DON GIOVANNI (WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART)

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Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s A View from the Bridge and West Side Story, Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana Maria Martinez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio. [Est. Runtime 3 hrs 16 min, sung in Italian with English subtitles]

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Tue May 23 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Mon Jun 05 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART)

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One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro. [Est. Runtime 3 hrs 5 min, sung in German with English subtitles]

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Mon Jun 12 1:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Tue Jun 13 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

 

Venue

Cinema Art Theater: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
17701 Dartmouth Dr
lewes, 19958 United States
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