The Met: Live in HD event at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, Cyprus is a series of live opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera of New York. With a lineup of classic and modern operatic performances, this cultural experience offers English subtitles and tickets ranging from €15 to €20.
What is The Met: Live in HD event at the Rialto Theatre?
The Met: Live in HD event at the Rialto Theatre is a series of live opera broadcasts in high-definition from the Metropolitan Opera of New York to the audience in Limassol, Cyprus. The program features a mix of classic and modern operatic performances with English subtitles, enhancing accessibility. Tickets are available online, with prices ranging from €15 to €20.
Opera aficionados in Limassol are poised for a winter treat as December ushers in the return of The Met: Live in HD at the Rialto Theatre. This event marks a renewed partnership with the Metropolitan Opera of New York and will bring live opera broadcasts in high-definition straight to the heart of Cyprus.
A Stirring Lineup to Warm the Winter Evenings
The Rialto Theatre, having weathered a pause in programming over the last couple of years, is now set to present the full array of The Met’s live performances. This encompasses both the tried-and-true classics of the opera world and more modern pieces. Viewers will delight in a blend of seminal operatic works and contemporary masterpieces, all from the comfort of their local theatre.
Dead Man Walking: A Journey of Redemption
Coming up on December 2nd, the Rialto Theatre will screen “Dead Man Walking,” a modern American opera by composer Jake Heggie. This opera, with its riveting narrative adapted from Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir, delves into themes of redemption and spirituality. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met Music Director, will lead the performance. Joyce DiDonato takes on the role of Sister Helen, with Ryan McKinny portraying the convicted murderer, Joseph De Rocher. The cast is rounded out by Latonia Moore as Sister Rose and Susan Graham, who originated the role of Sister Helen in the 2000 premiere, will play De Rocher’s mother.
Florencia en el Amazonas: A Touch of Magical Realism
The second broadcast, scheduled for December 23rd, is the Spanish-language opera, “Florencia en el Amazonas” by Daniel Catán. Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, the opera tells the story of an opera singer’s quest for her missing lover in the Amazon rainforest. Ailyn Pérez stars in the titular role, with the staging by Mary Zimmerman creating a lush, mystical Amazonian atmosphere on the Met stage.
Embracing Operatic Traditions and Innovations
With each performance starting at 7.55pm, the audience is granted the added convenience of English subtitles, making the experience accessible to a broader audience. The Met: Live in HD 2023-24 program promises to infuse the New Year with spellbinding performances that showcase the very best of opera, beamed from across the globe.
Experience The Met: Live in HD
For those eager to immerse themselves in the grandeur of The Met without stepping foot outside Limassol, the Rialto Theatre offers a rare chance to see and hear the operatic greats up close. Tickets range from €15 to €20, and further information is available on the Rialto Theatre’s website.
Embarking on a Cultural Journey
The Met: Live in HD 2023-24 at the Rialto Theatre is not just an event; it’s a cultural experience that bridges continents and brings the pinnacle of operatic performance to local enthusiasts. This December, let the Rialto Theatre be your gateway to the world of opera.
- The Met: Live in HD event at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, Cyprus is a series of live opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera of New York.
- The program features a mix of classic and modern operatic performances with English subtitles, enhancing accessibility.
- Tickets for the event range from €15 to €20 and can be purchased online.
- The lineup includes both tried-and-true classics and more modern operatic pieces.
- The event aims to bring the pinnacle of operatic performance to local enthusiasts and bridge continents through the cultural experience.