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Met Live-Verdi-La Traviata
To find a theater where you can view these extraordinary productions, visit this page: https://www.metopera.org/season/in-cinemas/theater-finder/ Many of the theaters with new lounge chairs require advance purchase of tickets, so make sure you plan ahead. SUNG IN ITALIAN with English MET TITLES ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 7 MINS with 2 intermissions Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo. World premiere: Venice, Teatro la Fenice, 1853. Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities—and challenges. Violetta is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire. Setting: With La Traviata, Verdi and Piave fashioned an opera from a play set in contemporary times—an exception in the composer’s long career. Dumas’s La Dame aux Camélias was a meditation on the author’s youthful affair with the celebrated prostitute Marie Duplessis, known as a sophisticated and well-read woman whose charms and tact far surpassed her station. The play is still staged today in its original form and exists in several film incarnations, most notably Greta Garbo’s Camille (1936).

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What we're about

Are you interested in seeing an opera for the first time and need some new friends to go with? Are you a veteran opera enthusiast looking for like-minded individuals?

Then, this is the MeetUp for you!

With this group you will experience Live Transmissions in HD (or recorded during the Encore Series) of operas broadcast from the most prestigious and legendary opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, LaScala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, just to name a few.

If you're new to the opera, attending a Live Transmissions in HD of an opera is for sure a wonderful experience:

Thanks to on-screen English subtitles for all transmissions and at least 10 cameras, you will experience the opera from multiple viewpoints: there are many different kinds of shots, special zooms and close-ups, cameras in the pit and above stage, and most fun, back stage.

Seeing an opera with so many cameras is like being on stage with the chorus and participating in the production itself.

This is a phenomenal experience affordable to everyone.

So go ahead, sign up, and you too will be able to say: "We "Met" at the Opera!"

Valerie S.
"Opera Aficionados" Group Founder, Event Organizer

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