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Summer Encores from Met Live to Feature Italian Opera Classics

Anna Netrebko stars as Norina chasing Mariusz Kwiecien playing the title role in Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” screening on Monday, June 27 in The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores series.
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world will return to Potsdam this summer through the third season of The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores. The 2011 Summer Encore season will celebrate the masters of Italian opera, with productions of works by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Rossini. You’re invited to spend “Monday at the Met,” with screenings of seven of the most popular operas ever composed, presented in high definition with digital surround sound in the air-conditioned comfort of Potsdam’s Roxy Theater. The Summer Encore series’ shortened intermission features allow for the enjoyment of younger audiences and busy scheduled, while English subtitles bring the story to life. “SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater are proud to present the third summer season of Live in HD encores from the Metropolitan Opera,” said organizer Deborah Massell, an assistant professor of voice at Crane. “We are so happy to be able to provide this kind of entertainment and look forward to many more live broadcasts in the 2011-12 season, beginning this October. We would like to thank the community for its continued interest and support.” All screenings of The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, at Potsdam’s Roxy Theater. The 2011 Met: Live in HD Summer Encore series schedule is: • Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”: June 20 (2 hours, 41 minutes) • Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”: June 27 (2 hours, 22 minutes) • Giuseppe Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra”: July 11 (2 hours, 30 minutes) • Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment”: July 18 (2 hours, 20 minutes) • Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca”: July 25 (2 hours, 17 minutes) • Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo”: August 1 (3 hours, 36 minutes) • Gioachino Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”: August 8 (2 hours, 30 minutes) The Met: Live in HD is shown in 46 countries and in more than 1,500 theaters around the world. Since launching the HD series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become the leading producer of alternative cinema content, selling more than 7 million tickets in total. In the North Country, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and J.S. Cinemas sponsor the 2010-11 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 For more information on the 2010-11 The Met: Live in HD season, visit the Metropolitan Opera website at To learn more about The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, visit 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.

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