THE MET: LIVE IN HD

Time & Space Limited / TSL is now entering its 25th year in Hudson NY. In October 2014, TSL begins its 9th season of broadcasting The Met Opera: Live in HD. TSL is a favorite venue for viewing the operas and features a 100-seat auditorium, an adjacent gallery space that serves as the place to stretch your legs and enjoy refreshments between acts, easy access from the parking lot, AND the friendliest of parking attendants. Join us as we continue our adventures in Hudson!

TICKETS:
$25.00 General Admission
$15.00 Children 13 & Under
[$2.00 processing fee per credit card transaction]

There are NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES for reserved tickets.

SEATING POLICY:
Your seats will be held until 10 minutes before the broadcast, after which time your seat will be given to someone on the waiting list and you will be seated on the side.

MET LIVE IN HD:
For the most up-to-date information on the Met’s Live in HD 2015-16 season, visit the Met’s website: www.metopera.org/hdlive
To request a complimentary “Live in HD and Radio Program Guide” (a handy companion to enhance your HD viewing this season), click here.

2015-2016 SCHEDULE

Friday, Jul 17th: Met Members
Wednesday, Jul 22nd: TSL Members
Friday, Jul 24th: General Public
General: $25, Student: $15
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The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2015-2016 Season

Verdi's Il Trovatore
Verdi's Otello
Wagner's Tannhäuser
Berg's Lulu (new production) Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles (new production)
Puccini's Turandot
Puccini's Manon Lescaut (new production)
Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Donizetti's Roberto Devereux (Met Premiere)
Strauss's Elektra (new production)


Saturday, Oct 3rd: 12:55
Saturday, Oct 10th: 12:55
General: $25, Student: $15
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Verdi's Il Trovatore

The Live in HD season begins October 3 with Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine of Il Trovatore. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna in the first pairing of the two Russian superstars at the Met since 2002, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Ŝtefan Kocán as Ferrando, and Dolora Zajick in her signature role of the demented gypsy Azucena. Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: Charles Edwards
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman

3h 7 minutes

Saturday, Oct 17th: 12:55
Saturday, Oct 24th: 12:55
General: $25, Student: $15
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Verdi's Otello
New Production

A new staging of Verdi's masterpiece Otello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met performances of the tormented Moor of Venice, with Sonya Yoncheva in her role debut as his wife, Desdemona, and Željko Luĉić; as Otello's sinister rival, Iago. The staging, also featuring Dimitri Pittas as Cassio and Günther Groissböck as Lodovico, also marks the Met debut of set designer Es Devlin, whose previous designs include the 2014 revival of Machinal on Broadway and numerous opera productions for Covent Garden, La Scala, and other leading companies. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Es Devlin
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Projection Designer: Luke Halls
Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello), Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona), Dimitri Pittas (Cassio), Željko Luĉić (Iago), Günther Gröissbock (Lodovico)

3h 27 minutes

Saturday, Oct 31st: 12:00
Saturday, Nov 7th: 12:00
General: $25, Student: $15
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Wagner's Tannhäuser
First time in HD

James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner's Tannhäuser since 2004, seen in Otto Schenk's 1977 production. Johan Botha sings his first company performances of the demanding title role, in a cast that also includes Peter Mattei as Wolfram, his second Met Wagner role; Günther Groissböck as the Landgraf; and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth and Michelle DeYoung as Venus, the human and divine rivals for Tannhäuser's affection. Conductor: James Levine
Production: Otto Schenk
Set Designer: Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume Designer: Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Choreographer: Norbert Vesak
Cast: Johan Botha (Tannhäuser), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Elisabeth), Michelle DeYoung (Venus), Peter Mattei (Wolfram), Günther Groissböck (Landgraf Hermann)

4h31 minutes

Saturday, Nov 21st: 12:30
Saturday, Nov 28th: 12:30
General: $25, Student: $15
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Berg's Lulu
New Production
First time in HD

William Kentridge returns to the Met for his first new production since the company premiere of The Nose, which caused a sensation when it opened in 2010. The inventive visual artist will stage Berg's shocking masterpiece about a sexually irresistible young woman whose wanton behavior causes destruction for those who fall under her spell. James Levine conducts one of the operas with which he is most identified; he has led 30 Met performances of the work, including the company premiere in 1977. Marlis Petersen reprises her acclaimed interpretation of the title role, with Susan Graham as the Countess Geschwitz, one of Lulu's most devoted admirers, and Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, John Reuter, and Franz Grundheber among the men who fall victim to her charms. Conductor: James Levine
Production: William Kentridge
Co-Director: Luc De Wit
Projection Designer: Catherine Meyburgh
Set Designer: Sabine Theunissen
Costume Designer: Greta Goiris
Lighting Designer: Urs Schönebaum
Cast: Marlis Petersen (Lulu), Susan Graham (Countess Geschwitz), Daniel Brenna (Alwa), Paul Groves (Painter/Negro), Johan Reuter (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Franz Grundheber (Schigolch)

4h 27 minutes

Saturday, Jan 16th: 12:30
Saturday, Jan 23rd: 12:30
General: $25, Student: $15
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Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles
New Production
First time in HD

For the first time since Enrico Caruso starred in the opera in 1916, the Met will present Bizet's lush, melodic romance Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), in a production by director Penny Woolcock, who made her Met debut staging John Adams's Doctor Atomic. Gianandrea Noseda conducts a cast led by Diana Damrau as the beautiful priestess Leïla. Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien sing the roles of Nadir and Zurga, the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by their rivalry for Leïla's affections; their "Au fond du temple saint" is one of the best-known duets in opera. Nicolas Testè sings the high priest Nourabad in the new production, which will have its premiere on New Year's Eve.
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Production: Penny Woolcock
Set Designer: Dick Bird
Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard
Lighting Designer: Jen Schriever
Projection Design: 59 Productions
Movement Director: Andrew Dawson
Cast: Diana Damrau (Leïla), Matthew Polenzani (Nadir), Mariusz Kwiecien (Zurga), Nicolas Test&eacue; (Nourabad)

2h 54 minutes

Saturday, Jan 30th: 12:55
Sunday, Jan 31st: 12:30
General: $25, Student: $15
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Puccini's Turandot
New Production
First time in HD

Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini's Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic slave girl Liù. Marco Berti sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for Turandot's hand, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sings Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli's visually spectacular 1987 production. Conductor: Paolo Carignani Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designers: Anna Anni, Dada Saligeri
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Choreographer: Chiang Ching
Cast: Nina Stemme (Turandot), Anita Hartig (Liù), Marco Berti (Calàf), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Timur)

3h 35 minutes

Saturday, Mar 5th: 12:55
Saturday, Mar 12th: 12:55
General: $25, Student: $15
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Puccini's Manon Lescaut
New Production

Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini's passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre's new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon's cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover. Conductor: Fabio Luisi Production: Sir Richard Eyre
Set Designer: Rob Howell
Costume Designer: Fotini Dimou
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Choreographer: Sara Erde
Cast: Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grieux), Massimo Cavalletti (Lescaut), Brindley Sherratt (Geronte)

3h 33 minutes

Saturday, Apr 2nd: 12:55
Saturday, Apr 9th: 12:30
General: $25, Student: $15
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Puccini's Madama Butterfly
New Production

Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed 2006 production. Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly's dreams of love. Debuting conductor Karel Mark Chichon leads a cast that also includes Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless. Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon
Production: Anthony Minghella
Director and Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Han Feng
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Puppetry: Blind Summit Theatre
Cast: Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San), Maria Zifchak (Suzuki), Roberto Alagna (Pinkerton), Dwayne Croft (Sharpless)

3h 48 minutes

Saturday, Apr 16th: 12:55
Saturday, Apr 23rd: 12:55
General: $25, Student: $15
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Donizetti's Roberto Devereux
Met Premiere (First Time in HD)

The final opera in Donizetti's "Tudor trilogy" focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the Met premieres of Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, returns to stage the final installment in the series. Acclaimed bel canto soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will sing Elizabeth I in Roberto Devereux as well as the title roles in Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda over the course of the season, a famous feat performed by Beverly Sills at New York City Opera in the 1970s and not repeated in New York since. Roberto Devereux also stars Matthew Polenzani as the title character; Elīna Garanĉa as Sara, the Duchess of Nottingham and the queen's secret rival; and Mariusz Kwiecien as the Duke of Nottingham. Maurizio Benini conducts the first-ever Met performances of this work. Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: Sir David McVicar
Costume Designer: Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Leah Hausman
Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky (Elisabetta), Elīna Garanĉa (Sara), Matthew Polenzani (Roberto Devereux), Mariusz Kwiecien (Duke of Nottingham)

3h 48 minutes

Saturday, Apr 30th: 12:55
Saturday, May 7th: 12:30
General: $25, Student: $15
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Strauss's Elektra
New Production
(First Time in HD)

Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who made a riveting Met debut leading Chéreau's production of Janáĉek's From the House of the Dead in 2009, returns to conduct an extraordinary cast headed by Nina Stemme as the obsessed and bloodthirsty title character. Waltraud Meier sings her first Met performances of Klytämnestra, Elektra's mother and the object of her fury, with Adrianne Pieczonka as Elektra's sister, Chrysothemis; Eric Owens as her exiled brother, Orest; and German tenor Burkhard Ulrich, in his Met debut, as the corrupt monarch Aegisth. Chéreau's longtime collaborator Vincent Huguet will stage the production at the Met.

2h 10 minutes

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