The Met: Live in HD’s 2018-19 season to feature Anna Netrebko

 Diana Damrau will be at the Ramsdell Theatre performing as part of the MET Opera. (Courtesy Photo/ Diana Damrau)

Diana Damrau will be at the Ramsdell Theatre performing as part of the MET Opera. (Courtesy Photo/ Diana Damrau)

MANISTEE — The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko.

Tickets to The Met at the Ramsdell went on sale on July 19. Single and season tickets are available.

The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s Music Director for the start of the 2018–19 season, accelerating his arrival in the post by two seasons.

“It is wonderful for the entire company that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will assume the position of Music Director two seasons ahead of schedule,” said General Manager Peter Gelb. “The orchestra loves him, the chorus loves him, everyone in the building loves him. He is a truly great artist under whom the Met will only thrive.”

It was also announced that the Neubauer Family Foundation, founding sponsors of the Met’s Live in HD transmissions to movie theaters, has made a $15 million gift to name the Music Director position in honor of Nézet-Séguin’s appointment. In recognition of this gift, the position will be called the Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director.

Gelb said, “The Met is so fortunate to be the recipient of such enlightened and generous philanthropy from two of our most loyal supporters, who believe in the power of transformative gifts.”

The 2018–19 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, including four new productions: Saint- Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, directed by Darko Tresnjak and conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the U.S. premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s suspenseful thriller, directed by Michael Mayer with Isabel Leonard as the title character; Mayer’s new staging of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet- Séguin and starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey; and Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda in Sir David McVicar’s new staging.

In addition to Aida and the four new productions, Live in HD audiences will have the chance to see Poulenc’s 20th Century masterpiece Dialogues des Carmélites for the first time in cinemas, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, along with classic revivals of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, with Eva- Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jonas Kaufmann as Dick Johnson; Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Clémentine Margaine as the alluring gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as Don José; Laurent Pelly’s whimsical reimagining of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, with Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende as Tonio and Marie; and the most popular of Wagner’s four epic Ring operas, Die Walküre, with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde.

The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 24 million tickets sold since the inception of the series in 2006. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,200 movie theaters and performing arts centers in more than 70 countries.

Complete details, including casting, are available below. Dates and times are subject to change.

Oct. 6 – AIDA (Verdi) at 12:55 p.m. featuring Nicola Luisotti; Anna Netrebko (Aida), Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Radamès), Quinn Kelsey (Amonasro), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Ramfis), Ryan Speedo Green (The King);

Oct. 20 – SAMSON ET DALILA (Saint-Saëns) – a new production running at 12:55 p.m. featuring Sir Mark Elder; Elīna Garanča (Dalila), Roberto Alagna (Samson), Laurent Naouri (High Priest), Elchin Azizov (Abimélech), Dmitry Belosselskiy (The Old Hebrew), Darko Tresnjak (Production); Alexander Dodge (Set Designer), Linda J. Cho (Costume Designer), Donald Holder (Lighting Designer), Austin McCormick (Choreographer);

Oct. 27 – LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (Puccini) at 12:55 p.m. featuring Marco Armiliato; Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie), Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Carlo Bosi (Nick), Željko Lučić (Jack Rance), Michael Todd Simpson (Sonora), Matthew Rose (Ashby), Oren Gradus (Jake Wallace);

Nov. 10 – MARNIE (Muhly) – new production/Met premiere at  12:55 p.m. featuring Robert Spano; Isabel Leonard (Marnie), Janis Kelly (Mrs. Rutland), Denyce Graves (Marnie’s mother), Iestyn Davies (Terry Rutland), Christopher Maltman (Mark Rutland), Michael Mayer (Production); Julian Crouch and 59 Productions (Set and Projection Designers), Arianne Phillips (Costume Designer), Kevin Adams (Lighting Designer), Lynne Page (Choreographer);

Dec. 15 – LA TRAVIATA (Verdi) – new production at 12:55 p.m. featuring Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Diana Damrau (Violetta Valéry), Juan Diego Flórez (Alfredo Germont), Quinn Kelsey (Giorgio Germont), Michael Mayer (Production); Christine Jones (Set Designer), Susan Hilferty (Costume Designer), Kevin Adams (Lighting Designer), Lorin Latarro (Choreographer);

Jan. 12 – ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Cilea) – new production at 12:55 p.m. featuring Gianandrea Noseda; Anna Netrebko (Adriana Lecouvreur), Anita Rachvelishvili (Principessa de Bouillon), Piotr Beczala (Maurizio), Carlo Bosi (The Abbé), Ambrogio Maestri (Michonnet), Maurizio Muraro (Prince de Bouillon), Sir David McVicar (Production); Charles Edwards (Set Designer), Brigitte Reiffenstuel (Costume Designer), Adam Silverman (Lighting Designer), Andrew George (Choreographer), Justin Way (Associate Director);

Feb. 2 – CARMEN (Bizet) at 12:55 p.m. featuring Louis Langrée; Aleksandra Kurzak (Micaëla), Clémentine Margaine (Carmen), Roberto Alagna (Don José), Alexander Vinogradov (Escamillo);

March 2 – LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Donizetti) at 12:55 p.m. featuring Enrique Mazzola; Pretty Yende (Marie), Stephanie Blythe (Marquise of Berkenfield), Javier Camarena (Tonio), Maurizio Muraro (Sulpice);

March 30 – DIE WALKÜRE (Wagner) at noon featuring Philippe Jordan; Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde), Jamie Barton (Fricka), Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Greer Grimsley (Wotan), Günther Groissböck (Hunding); and

May 11 – DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES (Poulenc) at noon featuring Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force), Adrianne Pieczonka (Mme Lidoine), Erin Morley (Constance), Karen Cargill (Mère Marie), Karita Mattila (First Prioress), David Portillo (Chevalier de la Force), Dwayne Croft (Marquis de la Force).

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