The final broadcast of the 2016-2017 Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will take place Saturday, May 13, at 12:30 p.m. with Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier.” An encore broadcast is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, at 12:30 p.m.

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian stars in Strauss’ grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent “Falstaff,” places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparkling score.

“Der Rosenkavalier” is sung in German with Met titles in English. Estimated running time is four hours and 12 minutes. Tickets are $27, $15 for students younger than 19 and for college students with ID, available at or 594-0070. Encore tickets, available day-of-show, are $23/$5. For more information, email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or