The Met: Live in HD season, tickets

Aug 24, 2018
Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna star in the Met Opera production of “Samson et Dalila.”

Rockland — Tickets are on sale now for the Strand Theatre’s 2018-2019 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. The 13th season opens Oct. 6 with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s “Aida” starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko.

The Strand’s broadcast season will include 10 live Saturday simulcasts, as well as re-broadcasts of each performance on a following Tuesday. The 2018-19 Live in HD season includes four new productions: Saint-Saëns’s “Samson et Dalila,” directed by Darko Tresnjak and conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the United States premiere production of Nico Muhly’s “Marnie,” based on Winston Graham’s suspenseful thriller and directed by Michael Mayer with Isabel Leonard as the title character; Mayer’s new staging of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” conducted by incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez and Quinn Kelsey; and Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” starring Netrebko in the title role, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda in Sir David McVicar’s new staging.

In addition to “Aida” and the four new productions, Live in HD audiences will have the chance to see Poulenc’s 20th-century masterpiece “Dialogues des Carmélites” for the first time in cinemas, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, along with classic revivals of Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jonas Kaufmann as Dick Johnson; Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Clémentine Margaine as the alluring gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as Don José; Laurent Pelly’s whimsical reimagining of Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” with Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende as Tonio and Marie; and the most popular of Wagner’s four epic Ring operas, “Die Walküre,” with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde.

Tickets for the Live broadcasts are $27, $15 for students; student ticket pricing also is offered to college students with ID. A 10-Performance Season Ticket Package is available. Tickets can be purchased online at; by calling 594-0070 weekdays between noon and 4 p.m.; or at the theater when it is open for scheduled shows.

Encore performance tickets are $23/$5, and sold day-of-show only, at the box office 90 minutes prior to show time.

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

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