The Metropolitan Opera will continue its popular broadcasts of major operas in theaters around the country during its 2015-16 Opera Season. Where else can one see the world’s greatest opera singers from the comfort of a movie theater seat at such a reasonable cost?
Four theaters in our area will host these performances: the Lloyd Center 10 on NE Multnomah St.; the Theaters at Clackamas Town Center; the Cross Hills Theaters in Beaverton; and at a new site, Century 16 Eastport at 4040 SE 82 Ave. As noted elsewhere in this Coloratura, Guild members plan to attend these Met Opera broadcasts together and gather before or after each showing.
Met Broadcast Schedule for 2015:
All Saturday morning broadcasts will be re-broadcast at all theaters at 6:30 pm on the next Wednesday.
Oct. 3 (10 am): Verdi’s Il Trovatoré (repeated at 6:30 pm on Oct. 7):
See a fabulous cast, including perhaps the world’s reigning soprano, Anna Ntrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Younghoon Lee in the leads.
Oct. 17 (10 am): Verdi’s Otello:
Aleksandrs Antonenko, a Latvian tenor who has wowed European audiences, will make his Met debut in the title role while the great Željo Lučić sings the Moor’s deadly antagonist, Iago.
Oct. 31 (9 am; note early start): Wagner’s Tannhäuser:
James Levine returns to the podium to conduct an all-star cast, including Michelle DeYoung, who will give a recital in Portland next February, in this great romantic masterpiece.
Dec. 2 (9:30 am; note early start): Alban Berg’s Lulu:
Maestro Levine will once again lead the Met orchestra and soprano Marlis Peterson who has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the title role.
See you at the movies with our group of Guilders!