The Met: Live in HD 2018-19 season set to begin in October

Published 9:00 am Saturday, September 15, 2018

The 2018-19 The Met: Live in HD new season of live streamed operas begins Oct. 6  with Verdi’s grand opera “Aida.” The Met streams the operas to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. “Aida” begins at 11:55 a.m.

According to a press release, the opera, complete with a cast of hundreds, is the backdrop for an intimate love story set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, ensembles, elaborate ballets and live animals, “Aida” never loses sight of its three protagonists. The opera explores the conflict of personal emotion versus public duty.

The rest of the season includes:

  • Oct. 20: “Saint-Saens’ Samson et Dalila”
  • Oct. 27: Pucci’s “La Fanciulla del West” (The Girl of the Golden West)
  • Nov. 10: Nico Muhly’s “Marnie”
  • Dec.  15: Puccini’s “La Traviata”
  • Dec. 29: Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” (encore presentation)
  • Jan. 12: Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur”
  • Feb. 2: Bizet’s “Carmen”
  • March 2: Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” (The Daughter of the Regiment)
  • March 30: Wagner’s Die Walküre
  • May 11: Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites”

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The operas start at 11:55 a.m. with the exception of  “The Magic Flute.” This is a family-friendly production for all ages and will begin at 1 p.m. with special pricing. The final two operas of the season will begin at 11 a.m.

Ticket prices remain the same as past seasons. Adults are $20, student tickets are $12, but with a student ID, students will be issued a free ticket. A five-opera flex ticket is available for a 10 percent discount price of $90. Tickets can be purchased at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center box office. Only regular priced tickets can be purchased online at The Met: Live in HD is brought to Albert Lea in cooperation of The Metropolitan Opera – New York City, Albert Lea Civic Music and Albert Lea Community Theater.