ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre’s 2022-23 season of Metropolitan Opera simulcasts from New York City continues Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. with Giordano’s “Fedora.” An encore will be presented Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m.

Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias and explosive confrontations, “Fedora” requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Beczała. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora’s confidant, and baritone Artur Ruciński is the diplomat De Siriex, with much-loved Met maestro Marco Armiliato conducting.

Director David McVicar delivers a detailed and dramatic staging based around an ingenious fixed set that, like a Russian nesting doll, unfolds to reveal the opera’s three distinctive settings — a palace in St. Petersburg, a fashionable Parisian salon, and a picturesque villa in the Swiss Alps.

This series is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Estimated running time is 2 hours, 45 minutes, including an intermission. Tickets can be purchased online at; by calling the box office at (207) 594-0070; or at the walk-up box office when the theater is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera showtime.Ticket prices for the live broadcasts are $27/adults, $25/Strand members, and $15/students, including college students with ID. Tickets for encore presentations are $23/adults, $15/Strand members, and $5/students, including college students with ID. Only 100 tickets are available for each show, and will be sold as reserved seats. Masks are recommended for Covid safety but not required, except in the balcony. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.