NY Metropolitan Opera Opens New season with Anna Bolena by Donizetti



Anna Netrebko

The NY Metropolitan Opera will be airing its gala premiere of ‘The Met: Live in HD’ on Saturday, the 15th of October at 7.55pm, at the Alexandreio Conference Center of Loutraki. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD is a series of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to venues in the U.S. and other parts of the world, including Greece and Cyprus.

Thanks to Antenna, TV channel for securing the rights to air the 11 productions in the series, Greek opera fans will now have the opportunity to watch the screenings at the same time as New York audiences. The opera productions will be shown at venues around Greece, including the Komotini Concert Hall Municipal Theatre of Mytilene, the Oscar Municipal Theatre of Kavala, the Star Cinema – City of Veroia, the Athens Concert Hall, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall and as mentioned earlier, the Alexandreio Conference Centre of Loutraki.

Since its opening performance in Milan, in 1830, Anna Bolena has been performed regularly throughout Europe. it is one of a number of operas by Italian composer, Gaetano Donizetti which dealt with the Tudor period in English history. It was also his first masterpiece after already composing thirty operas. Throughout centuries, some of the best sopranos in the world have appeared on stage to sing in this dramatic production. In 1957, Maria Callas starred in the successful ‘La Scala’, directed by Luchino Visconti.

This time, it will be the Russian star soprano, Anna Netrobko who will take on the legendary title role of Anna Boleyn, in two acts based on the final tragic days of the ill-fated queen. She will sing one of the opera’s greatest mad scenes under the direction of David McVicar and conductor Marco Armiliato.

Ticket pre-sale for the performances can be purchased at the above venues. Fees: 25€ – (VIP) – 20€ – (general admission_ – 15€ – (children/students/unemployed)

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