Levine to return for Met Opera Live in HD season

August 25, 2013 

The Metropolitan Opera has announced this season’s lineup for its Live in HD presentations at movie theaters, including Cinemark Fayette Mall, Regal Hamburg Pavilion, Frankfort’s Grand Theatre and the Cinemark Richmond Centre. Two productions, Falstaff on Dec. 14 and Cosi Fan Tutte on April 26, will mark the return of Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine to the podium after several years of dealing with health problems.

The operas, which are shown live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, are below. All shows are at 12:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Not all operas are presented at all theaters; check listings as the date approaches. Go to Metopera.org/hdlive   for more information.

Oct. 5: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien. Valery Gergiev, conductor. Oct. 26: Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Nose. Starring Paulo Szot. Pavel Smelkov, conductor. Nov. 9: Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. Starring Patricia Racette and Roberto Alagna. Riccardo Frizza, conductor. Dec. 14: Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff. Starring Ambrogio Maestri. James Levine, conductor. Feb. 8: Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka. Starring Renée Fleming, Piotr Beczala and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor. March 1: Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor. Noon. Starring Ildar Abdrazakov and Gianandrea Noseda, conductor. March 15: Jules Massenet’s Werther. Starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch. Alain Altinoglu, conductor. April 5: Puccini’s La Bohème. Starring Anita Hartig and Vittorio Grigolo. Stefano Ranzani, conductor. April 26: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte . Starring Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov. James Levine, conductor. May 10: Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola . Starring Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Fabio Luisi, conductor.

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