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September 23, 2011

See ‘The Met: Live in HD’ beginning in October in TH

TERRE HAUTE — An agreement between National CineMedia and Metropolitan Opera (the “Met”) will bring the Emmy and Peabody award-winning “The Met: Live in HD” series to U.S. movie theaters for the 2011-12 Met season, including Showplace 12, 3153 S. Third Place, in Terre Haute.

The sixth season for this cinema event will feature 11 live operas broadcast to 163 markets in more than 630 select movie theaters through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network beginning with the Met premiere production of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” starring Anna Netrebko at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 15. Each live performance will take place on a Saturday, with nine evening pre-recorded encore presentations taking place the third Wednesday after each live performance.

“Fathom and the Met have created a new paradigm for millions of fans nationwide through one-of-kind opera experiences, broadcast live from the world’s foremost arts stage directly into local, community movie theaters,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom. “This new agreement marks yet another milestone for The Met: Live in HD series by giving opera fans the opportunity to enjoy these magnificent, live performances in the comfort of their local theater through the 2011-2012 season.”

Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and schedule, please visit the website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Ticket prices vary by location.

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The rest of the schedule:

Oct. 29, 12:55 p.m. — “Don Giovanni” (Mozart) — Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart’s timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Music Director James Levine conducting. Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas and Luca Pisaronialso star.

Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.  — Encore presentation of “Anna Bolena” (Available in select theaters only)

Nov.  5, noon — “Siegfried” (Wagner) — In part three of the Ring cycle, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while director Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. James Levine conducts.

Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. —  Encore presentation of “Don Giovanni” (Available in select theaters only)

Nov. 19, 12:55 p.m.  — “Satyagraha” (Glass) — The Met’s visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft reprises his acclaimed interpretation of Gandhi in Philip Glass’s unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls “a profound and beautiful work of theater.”

Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m. — “Rodelinda” (Handel) — Renée Fleming, sensational in the original 2004 run of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded Met premiere production, reprises her portrayal of the title role. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and counter tenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. — Encore presentation of “Satyagraha” (Available in select theaters only)

Dec. 10, 12:55 p.m. — “Faust” (Gounod) — With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m. — Encore presentation of “Rodelinda” (Available in select theaters only)

Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m. — Encore presentation of “Faust” (Available in select theaters only)

Jan. 21, 12:55 p.m. — “The Enchanted Island” (Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi & others) — Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, this world premiere work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast headed by David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato and Plácido Domingo. Devised and written by Jeremy Sams, The Enchanted Island is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.

Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. — Encore presentation of “The Enchanted Island” (Available in select theaters only)

Feb. 11, noon — GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Wagner) — With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution.Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate.James Levine conducts.

Feb. 25, 12:55 p.m. — “Ernani” (Verdi) — Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

March 14, 6:30 p.m. — Encore presentation of “Ernani” (Available in select theaters only)

 April 7, noon — “Manon” (Massenet) — Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

April 14, 12:55 p.m. — “La Traviata” (Verdi) — Natalie Dessay puts on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met.Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

April 25, 6:30 p.m. — Encore presentation of “Manon” (Available in select theaters only)

May 2, 6:30 p.m. — Encore presentation of “La Traviata” (Available in select theaters only)

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