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straight from the Metropolitan Opera,
broadcast right here in Powell River on
our state of the art equipment.
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Powell River Academy of Music
Box Office at 7280 Kemano
or by calling 604.485.9633,
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and online as noted.
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As of January 1, 2013, General Seating will replace Reserved Seating.
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October 11, 2014 - 10am
Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
October 18, 2014 - 10am
The Met season opens with Music Director James Levine conducting a new production of Mozart’s eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Designer Rob Howell (Carmen, Werther) utilizes a revolving set to keep the story bubbling along.
November 1, 2014 - 10am
Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen’s desperate lover, Don José. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langrée share conducting duties.
Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
November 22, 2014 - 10am
In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. Lawrence Brownlee is her conspiring flame, Almaviva, and Christopher Maltman is the omnipotent barber, Figaro. Michele Mariotti conducts.
Lehár’s The Merry Widow
January 17, 2015 - 10am
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Mezzo-soprano diva Susan Graham takes on the title role later in the run. Sir Andrew Davis and Fabio Luisi conduct.
Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann
January 31, 2015 - 10am
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines for the first six performances, with Audrey Luna, Susanna Phillips, and Elena Maximova stepping in later in the run. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and James Levine and Yves Abel conduct Offenbach’s sparkling score.
You may also wish to view past seasons of our Met broadcasts.
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