Catch an evening of The Metropolitan Opera 2014 Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center. Outdoors on the front steps of Lincoln Center, a more glorious setting there cannot be. Films and rebroadcasts of Met Operas. Over by Sept 1 , so hurry on over and get there early.
Donizetti’s Don Pasquale Saturday, August 30, 8 pm
James Levine conducts Donizetti’s beloved comedy, with Anna Netrebko leading the cast as Norina. Mariusz Kwiecien is the resourceful Doctor Malatesta, Matthew Polenzani is Ernesto, Norina’s lover, and John Del Carlo sings the title role.
Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
(Original transmission: Saturday, November 13, 2010)
Massenet’s Werther Sunday, August 31, 8 pm
Jonas Kaufmann stars as the tortured poet of the title in Massenet’s adaptation of Goethe, as seen in Richard Eyre’s new production. Sophie Koch sings Charlotte and Alain Altinoglu conducts.
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
(Original transmission: Saturday, March 15, 2014)
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Monday, September 1, 7:45 pm
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien are Tatiana and Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance, opposite Piotr Beczala as Lenski. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts Deborah Warner’s new production, which opened the Met’s 2013–14 season.
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
(Original transmission: Saturday, October 5, 2013)