Met Live Returns with Summer Encore Series at Roxy Theater

06.22.12

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From left, SUNY Potsdam alumna Renée Fleming stars with Susan Graham in “Der Rosenkavalier,” playing at the Roxy on Aug. 6.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live performance transmission to movie theaters continues to captivate audiences around the world. Now you can enjoy past favorites with the Met Live Summer Encores.

The fourth summer season of The Met: Live in HD will feature six of the Met’s most popular operas in startling high definition.

Through “Mondays at the Met,” North Country audiences can enjoy encore screenings at Potsdam’s Roxy Theatre in July and August. All broadcasts are offered on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

The 2012 Summer Encores schedule is:
• Gaetano Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena”: July 2 (3 hours, 10 minutes)
• Gioachino Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”: July 9 (2 hours, 25 minutes)
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”: July 16 (4 hours)
• Jacques Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffman”: July 23 (3 hours)
• Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”: July 30 (2 hours, 25 minutes)
• Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier”: Aug. 6 (3 hours, 20 minutes)

Shortened intermission features will allow for the enjoyment of younger audiences as well as busy schedules, and English subtitles bring the stories to life. All are welcome to experience the depth and raw energy of world-class opera without going all the way to New York City.

In the North Country, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and J.S. Cinemas sponsor the 2011-12 season of The Met: Live in HD.

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 calling the Community Performance Series Box Office at (315) 267-2277, or visiting the Roxy Theater or Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam or the CPS Box Office in the lobby of Sara M. Snell Music Theater. You can also reserve tickets online by visiting www.cpspotsdam.org.

Subscribe and save—those who purchase tickets for the entire summer series will get one show free. The season ticket price for the 2012 Met Live Summer Encores is $78 for adults, $66 for seniors, $54 for students and $42 for youth. There is also a 15 percent discount for groups of 10 or more purchasing tickets.

For more information, visit http://www2.potsdam.edu/cps/eventpgs/methd.html.

To learn more about The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.

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, and is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011-12.