A scene from Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice.” Cory Weaver / Los Angeles Opera

ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., presents the 2021-22 season of “The Met: Live in HD,” the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts from New York City. The season kicks off Oct. 9 with Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov,” with bass René Pape portraying the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle will lead Mussorgsky’s masterwork. The Saturday matinee performances will be transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 p.m.; encore presentations will be offered on Tuesdays. Due to scheduling conflicts, two of the operas will be presented as encores only.

The Met’s 2021–22 Live in HD season features 10 spectacular productions, including four Met premieres. The presentation dates are as follows: “Boris Godunov” live Oct. 9, encore Oct. 19; “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” live Oct. 23, encore Nov. 2; “Eurydice” two encores Dec. 11 and 21; “Cinderella – A Holiday Presentation” live Jan. 1, encore Jan. 11; “Rigoletto” live Jan. 29, encore Feb. 8; “Ariadne auf Naxos” live March 12, encore  March 22; “Don Carlos” live March 26, encore April 5; “Turandot” live May 7, encore May 17; “Hamlet” live June 4, encore June 14; and “Lucia di Lamermoor” two encores June 18 and 28. All presentations are at 1 p.m.

“The Met: Live in HD” series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 venues in 73 countries across six continents.

Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini’s “Turandot.” Ken Howard / Met Opera

Tickets for the live broadcasts are $27/Adults, $25/Strand Members, and $15/Students 18 and younger. Student ticket pricing is offered to college students with ID. Tickets for encore presentations are $23/Adults, $15/Strand Members, and $5/Students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. Tickets for all shows are for reserved seats, and can be purchased online at RocklandStrand.com; by calling the box office at (207) 594-0070 and leaving a message; and at the theater when it is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera show time. The Strand Theatre’s COVID safety policies include capping the audience size at 30% (100 patrons) for Met Live In HD presentations and providing reserved-seat ticketing that creates a safety buffer around each party. Please visit the Strand’s website to see additional safety policies currently in place at the theater.

For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call (207) 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

A scene from Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos.” Marty Sohl / Met Opera