Met Opera

Met Opera: Bizet’s CARMEN
Sat (Nov 1) 10am

carmen largeRichard Eyre’s “gripping and brilliant production” of Carmen (The New York Times)  is the most popular opera in the history of the Live in HD series.
Anita Rachvelishvili sings the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world’s leading opera houses. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings the obsessed soldier Don José, rising soprano Anita Hartig sings Micaëla, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the toreador Escamillo in this performance, led by Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Run Time: 3:38 hours approximately
Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at ravenscrytheatre@eastlink.ca.
Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER – Cancelled by The Met

NEW PRODUCTION

John Adams’s meditative opera is based on the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro and the subsequent murder of a Jewish passenger.
The Met premiere, a co-production with English National Opera, is directed by Tom Morris, whose other credits include the international theatrical hit War Horse.
David Robertson conducts a cast led by Paulo Szot as the Captain of the Achille Lauro; Alan Opie as the title character; Michaela Martens as Klinghoffer’s wife, Marilyn; Sean Pannikar as Molqi; Aubrey Allicock in his Met debut as Mamoud; and Ryan Speedo Green as “Rambo.”

Run Time: 3:15 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Sat (Nov 29) 10am

(Barber of Seville)

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

Run Time: 3:25 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder


Met Opera: Wagner’s DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG
Sat (Dec 13) 9am

James Levine conducts Wagner’s grand human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance.
Johan Reuter stars as Hans Sachs, with Johan Botha as Walther, Annette Dasch as Eva, Karen Cargill as Magdalene, Paul Appleby as David, Johannes Martin Kränzle in his Met debut as Beckmesser, and Hans-Peter König as Pogner.

Run Time: 6 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Lehar’s THE MERRY WIDOW
Sat (Jan 17, 2015) 10am

New Production

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy For You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár’s effervescent operetta The Merry Widow, performed in English in a new translation by Jeremy Sams. Lehár’s best-known composition has been an audience favorite since its 1905 premiere and features a great deal of well-known music, including “Vilja,” “You’ll Find Me At Maxim’s,” and “The Merry Widow Waltz.” Renée Fleming will add a new character to her wide-ranging Met repertory of 22 roles as Hanna, the widowed Parisian millionairess.
Andrew Davis will conduct a cast that also includes Nathan Gunn as Hanna’s lover Danilo; Alek Shrader as the young nobleman Camille de Rosillon; Thomas Allen as the scheming Baron Zeta; and Broadway soprano Kelli O’Hara in her Met debut as the Baron’s coquettish wife Valencienne.

Run Time: 2:57 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Offenbach’s LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
Sat (Jan 31, 2015) 10am

Vittorio Grigolo stars in the title role of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, opposite Abkhazian soprano Hibla Gerzmava as all four of the opera’s heroinesthe mechanical doll Olympia, the consumptive artist Antonia, the courtesan Giulietta, and the self-absorbed actress Stella.
Kate Lindsey reprises her performances as Nicklausse and Thomas Hampson adds a role to his expansive Met repertory as the Four Villains. Yves Abel conducts.

Run Time: 3:46 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Tchaikovsky’s IOLANTA & Bartók’s DUKE BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
Sat (Feb 14, 2015) 9:30am

Mariusz Trelinski, artistic director of Warsaw’s Polish National Opera, makes his Met debut with a double bill of two rarely performed one-act works: Tchaikovsky’s romantic fairy tale Iolanta, about the psychological awakening of a blind princess, and Bartók’s harrowing Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, in which newlywed Judith must open seven locked doors to discover the full depths of her husband’s dark secrets.
Valery Gergiev conducts the double bill, which is a co-production with Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera.
Anna Netrebko stars as the title character in Iolanta, with Piotr Beczala and Alexey Markov as Vaudémont and Robert, two rivals for her love.
Nadja Michael sings the central role of Judith in Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, with Mikhail Petrenko as her mysterious and menacing new husband.

Run Time: 3:39 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Rossini’s LA DONNA DEL LAGO
Sat (Mar 14, 2015) 10am

New Production

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in the bel canto showcase La Donna del Lago, having its first-ever Met performances in 2014-15.
DiDonato sings the title role of Elena, a young woman pursued by two men, with Flórez in his fifth Live in HD bel canto role as Giacomo, the benevolent king of Scotland.
Michele Mariotti conducts debuting Scottish director Paul Curran’s staging, a co-production with Santa Fe Opera, where it premiered in 2013.
The cast also includes Daniela Barcellona in the trouser role of Malcolm, John Osborn as Rodrigo, and Oren Gradus as Duglas.

Run Time: 3:30 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Mascagni’s CAVELLERIA RUSTICANA & Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI
Sat (April 25, 2015) 9:30am

New Production

David McVicar directs the first new Met production of the popular verismo double bill in 45 years, with Marcelo Álvarez making his company role debut in both leading tenor parts: the unrepentant seducer Turiddu and the clown Canio.
Eva-Maria Westbroek will sing the role of Santuzza, the abandoned woman at the heart of Cavalleria Rusticana, with Željko Lucic as the chivalrous Alfio.
Patricia Racette will star as Canio’s ill-fated wife Nedda in Pagliacci, with George Gagnidze in his first Met performances as Tonio.
Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads both operas.

Run Time: 3:30 hours approximately

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop, juice, our fabulous hot chocolate (during the cold season)

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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