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Met Opera announces live broadcast season

It's just about time for opera fans to head back to the movies.

The Metropolitan Opera Live HD broadcasts to movie theaters resume for a fourth season with nine productions from October to May. Here's the schedule:

Oct. 10: Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, featuring Luc Bondy and Karita Mattila. (Encore Oct. 28.)

Oct. 24: Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, with Violeta Urmana in the title role. (Nov. 11.)

Nov. 7: Puccini's Turandot with Maria Guleghina in the title role and Marcello Giordani as Calaf. (Nov. 18.)

Dec. 19: Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman featuring Anna Netrebko. (Jan. 6.)

Jan. 9: Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier starring Renée Fleming as Marschallin and Susan Graham as Octavian. (Jan. 27.)

Jan. 16: Georges Bizet's Carmen with Elina Garanca in the title role. (Feb. 3.)

Feb. 6: Verdi's Simon Boccanegra starring tenor Placido Domingo in the baritone title role. (Feb. 24.)

March 27: Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet with Simon Keenlyside in the title role and Natalie Dessay as Ophelia. (April 14.)

May 1: Gioachino Rossini's Armida with Fleming in Mary Zimmerman's production. (May 19.)

All of the performances are at 1 p.m. for the first shows and 6:30 p.m. for the encores. They will be screened at the Regal Hamburg Pavilion, Cinemark Fayette Mall and Cinemark at Richmond Centre. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 senior adults and $15 children. Visit or contact the theaters for additional information.