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Great Escape Theaters in Clarksville to carry the 2011-2012 season of the The Met: Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HDClarksville, TNThe Metropolitan Opera‘s Emmy and Peabody award-winning series of live, high-definition performance transmissions returns to Great Escape theaters this fall.

The sixth season of The Met: Live in HD began with Donizetti’s Anna Bolena on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 and will feature eleven live performances that run through May 2012.

All live events take place on Saturdays. Don’t miss the chance to experience the excitement of the Metropolitan Opera, including interviews and behind-the-scenes features exclusive to the Live in HD series, all at your neighborhood movie theater!

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

  • 10/29 – Don Giovanni
  • 11/05 – Siegried
  • 11/19 – Satyagraha
  • 12/03 – Rodelinda
  • 12/10 – Faust
  • 01/21 – The Enchanted Island
  • 02/11 – Gotterdammerung
  • 02/25 – Ernani
  • 04/07 – Manon
  • 04/14 – La Traviata

For tickets and additional information visit the Special Events Page at the Great Escape Theater’s web site.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni – New Production

October 29th, 2011, 12:55 pm ET 
U.S. Encore: November 16th, 2011 at 6:30pm local time

HDnugget_dongiovanni.jpgFabio Luisi conducts Tony Award®-winning director Michael Grandage’s new production, featuring an all-star cast including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, and Luca Pisaroni.

Approximate running time: 4 hours

Wagner’s Siegfried– New Production

November 5th, 2011, 12:00pm ET
Encore dates to be determined

HDnugget_siegfried.jpgIn part three of the Ring, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Approximate running time: 6 hours

Glass’s Satyagraha

November 19th, 2011, 12:55pm ET
U.S. Encore: December 7th, 2011 at 6:30pm local time

HDnugget_satyagraha.jpgThe Met’s visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft (right) once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass’s unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls “a profound and beautiful work of theater.”

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Handel’s Rodelinda

December 3rd, 2011, 12:30pm ET
U.S. Encore: January 4th, 2012 at 6:30pm local time

HDnugget_rodelinda.jpgSensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Gounod’s Faust– New Production

December 10th, 2011, 12:55pm ET
U.S. Encore: January 11th, 2012 at 6:30pm local time


With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

The Enchanted Island– New Production

January 21st, 2012, 12:55pm ET
U.S. Encore: February 8th, 2012 at 6:30pm local time

HDnugget_enchantedisland.jpgIn one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi,  Rameau, and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125 anniversary gala).

Approximate running time: 3 hours, 35 minutes

Wagner’s Götterdämmerung – New Production

February 11th, 2012, 12:00pm ET
Encore dates to be determined

HDnugget_gotterdammerung.jpgWith its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. James Levine conducts.

Approximate running time: 6 hours

Verdi’s Ernani

February 25th, 2012, 12:55pm ET
U.S. Encore: March 14th, 2012 at 6:30pm local time

HDnugget_ernani2.jpgAngela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Approximate running time: 3 hours, 50 minutes

Massenet’s Manon– New Production

April 7th, 2012, 12:00pm ET
U.S. Encore: April 25th, 2012 at 6:30pm local time

HDnugget_manon.jpgAnna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Verdi’s La Traviata

April 14th, 2012, 12:55 pm ET
U.S. Encore: May 2nd, 2012 at 6:30pm local time

nugget_dessay_hd.jpgNatalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Approximate running time: 3 hours, 5 minutes


To get an idea of what to expect check out Anna Netrebko as she sings the title role in this Act I excerpt from Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena”, at Opening Night of the Met’s 2011-12 Season.


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