ROCKLAND — The 2021-2022 season of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD simulcasts from New York City’s Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., commences Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. with a broadcast of Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov.”  An encore presentation will take place Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.

Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

The Strand Theatre’s COVID-19 safety protocols include setting the auditorium capacity at 30%, or 100 seats per show; providing reserved seating with a buffer of empty seats around each party; and requiring all patrons and staff to wear masks for the duration of their stay. These protocols may be revised as local conditions change. Please refer to the Strand Theatre website or call (207) 594-0070 for more information.

Estimated run time is 2 hours, 20 min. Tickets: $27/Adults; $25/Strand Members; $15/Students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. Encore tickets: $23/Adults; $15/Strand Members; $5/Students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. All tickets are for reserved seats, and are available at rocklandstrand.com; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the box office when the theater is open for shows, and one hour before each opera show time.