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Beginning Wednesday, June 18, the Metropolitan Opera and Fathom Events will once again present, a series of choice encore performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series of cinema presentations, in more than 400 U.S. cinemas nationwide through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. This summer’s Encore series offers repeats of four popular Live in HD events, including Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (June 18), Puccini’s “La Rondine” (June 25), Verdi’s “Otello” (July 9), and the Baroque pastiche “The Enchanted Island” (July 16).
The series will be shown again in special one night presentations. The screenings will take place at 7PM at the FRAMINGHAM 16, 22 Flutie Pass, Framingham Mass.
SUMMER ENCORE SERIES EVENTS
Rigoletto – Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Program Length: 2 hours 30 min
(Originally transmitted live on February 16, 2013)
Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, the talk of the opera world when it premiered in 2013, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. In this bold new vision (featured on 60 Minutes), Piotr Beczala is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner. Željko Lučić sings Rigoletto, a comedian and the Duke’s sidekick, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge.
La Rondine – Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
7:00pm Local Time
Program Length: 2 hours
(Originally transmitted live on January 21, 2009)
Puccini’s achingly beautiful score charmingly conveys the plight of Magda (the “swallow” of the title), who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome young Ruggero. But their idyllic life comes to a premature end as she is haunted by the fear that her checkered past will ruin his future. Opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna portray Puccini’s star-crossed lovers. Nicholas Joël’s production features elegant and sophisticated art-deco sets that contribute to the dazzling stage picture.
Otello – Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
7:00pm Local Time
Program Length: 2 hours 50 min
(Originally transmitted live on October 27, 2012)
In Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Renée Fleming gives a captivating performance as the innocent Desdemona, a role long considered one of her calling cards. As the title hero, Johan Botha, delivers an imposing portrayal of a proud warrior brought down by jealousy, and Falk Struckmann is thrilling as the villainous Iago.
The Enchanted Island – Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
7:00pm Local Time
Program Length: 3 hours 15 min
(Originally transmitted live on January 21, 2012)
A contemporary take on the 18th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The all-star cast is headed by David Daniels as Prospero, Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, and the legendary Plácido Domingo as Neptune. William Christie conducts this dazzling world-premiere production.
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