Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts Return for Summer Series


Take a break from the heat and relive some of the Metropolitan Opera’s most amazing performances with Summer HD Encores, screening at Potsdam’s Roxy Theater in June and July. The second summer season of The Met: Live in HD will feature six of the most popular operas ever composed in startling high definition and digital surround sound.

Robotic cameras, strategically placed around and behind the stage, capture the beauty and power of live performance from striking angles, and heighten attention to both performance and production. Shortened intermission features allow for the enjoyment of younger audiences as well as for busy schedules, and English subtitles bring the stories to life. Experience the depth and raw energy of world-class opera without going all the way to New York City!

Sponsored locally by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theatre, the series will present the most successful and popular operas from the Met’s past seasons in high definition and surround sound.

All operas begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Roxy Theater in downtown Potsdam. The productions are:

• “Aida,” starring Violetta Urmana, Johan Botha and Dolora Zajick, on June 16
• “Roméo et Juliette,” starring Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, on June 23
• “Eugene Onegin,” starring Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, on July 7
• “La Bohème,” starring Angela Gheorghiu and Ramon Vargas, on July 14
• “Turandot,” starring Maria Guleghina, Marina Poplavskaya and Marcello Giordani, on July 21
• “Carmen,” starring Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna, on July 28.

Special summer ticket pricing is discounted: $13 for adults, $11 for senior citizens, $9 for students and $7 for youths aged 18 and under.

Tickets are available by phone at (315) 267-2277; in person at the Community Performance Series Box Office, the Roxy Theater and Northern Music and Video in Potsdam; or online at

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures, and concerts presented by faculty, students, and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution.