The Met opens ... in Rutland and MiddleburySeptember 25,2013Staff Report
“The Met: Live in HD,” the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters, will reach its widest-ever global audience in its eighth season, which begins Oct. 5, with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.”
Rutland’s Paramount Theatre and Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater joins more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries in presenting this ground-breaking series. “Eugene Onegin” will be streamed live from Lincoln Center at 1 p.m. Oct. 5.
“Eugene Onegin” starrs Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala in Deborah Warner’s new production, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Fiona Shaw in her Met debut. The production is set in the late 19th century and captures the splendor and passion of Tchaikovsky’s opera.
“Eugene Onegin” was recently produced at Town Hall Theater by the Opera Company of Middlebury, now entering its 11th season at THT.
“We had a huge hit with ‘Onegin’ in June,” says director Douglas Anderson. “You could sense that a lot of our audience was experiencing this magnificent opera for the first time. It will be fascinating for all of us to compare and contrast the big Met production.”
All 10 high-definition productions will be shown at the Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Theater throughout the year.
Middlebury tickets are $24, $10 for students; call 802-382-9222, or go online to www.townhalltheater.org. Rutland tickets are $20, $10 for students; call 775-0903, or go online to www.paramountvt.org.
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