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Metropolitan Opera returns to NZ cinemas with comic gem


Metropolitan Opera returns to NZ cinemas with delightful comic gem L’Elisir D’Amore

“What better way to kick off the season than with a tuneful, humane comedy that sends the audience out of the opera house smiling.” – Associated Press

“A handsome and insightful new staging…The cast is terrific.” – The New York Times

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2012-2013 season commences with a vibrant production of Donizetti’s delightful comic gem L’Elisir D’Amore.

L’Elisir D’Amore plays in select cinemas around New Zealand for a limited season from 1 – 12 November.

Directed by Tony-winning director Barlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini, the classic love story stars Russian super-star soprano Anna Netrebko as the irresistible heroine Adina, alongside tenor Matthew Polenzani who sings the role of the lovelorn peasant Nemorino.

Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien plays Nemorino’s romatic rival, Sergeant Belcore, while Ambrogio Maestri takes the stage as hilarious, potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. The transmission will be hosted by soprano Deborah Voight.

L’Elisir D’Amore has remained is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas, and remains continually in the international opera repertory.

This production marks the first opera of the seventh season of Met Opera Live in HD 2012-2013. It will be followed by stagings of Otello, The Tempest, La Clemenza di Tito, Un Ballo in Maschera, Aida, Les Troyens, Maria Stuarda, Rigoletto, Parsifal, Francesca Da Rimini and Guilio Cesare. Since the Met Opera Live in HD series launched in 2006, more than 10 million tickets have been sold to opera lovers worldwide and the series now screens on over 2000 screens in six countries worldwide.

Approximate run time for L’Elisir D’Amore: 2 hours, 40 minutes, including intermission

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