The Met: Live in HD to Bring 10 Operas & 2 Musicals to Potsdam’s Roxy Theater, Through Partnership with The Crane School of Music
From classic to contemporary, the 14th season of The Met: Live in HD will bring exciting productions from the Metropolitan Opera to the movie screen in Potsdam again this year.
The 2019-20 Live in HD season features 12 transmissions, offering a significant portion of the Met season to opera lovers around the world. For the first time, the series will also include two musical productions this year (“42nd Street” and “Kinky Boots”), broadcast in encore format from two of the hottest London West End stages.
Sponsored by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and J.S. Cinemas, the Met Live season will open on Saturday, Oct. 12, with Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot.”
All performances will be screened at the Roxy Theater, in downtown Potsdam. 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. Intermission features and English subtitles will once again bring the stories to life.
All productions will be shown live worldwide on Saturdays. There will also be encore presentations offered locally on Sundays.
The 2019-20 The Met: Live in HD season schedule is as follows:
- Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot”: Live on Oct. 12 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
- Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of “42nd Street”: Screenings on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m., and on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
- Jules Massenet’s “Manon”: Live on Oct. 26 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
- Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”: Live on Nov. 9 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
- Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten” (Met Premiere): Live on Nov. 23 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on Feb. 2, 2020, at 6 p.m.
- Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck” (New Production): Live on Jan. 11, 2020, at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
- The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess” (New Production): Live on Feb. 1 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
- Adelphi Theatre production of “Kinky Boots”: Screenings on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m., and Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
- George Frideric Handel’s “Agrippina” (Met Premiere): Live on Feb. 29 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on March 1 at 6 p.m.
- Richard Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” (New Production): Live on March 14 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on March 22 at 6:30 p.m.
- Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca”: Live on April 11 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
- Gaetano Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda”: Live on May 9 at 12:55 p.m., with an encore screening on May 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are the lowest available in the nation. Met Opera tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $9 for youth age 18 and under. Discounts are available for groups by contacting the box office.
Musical tickets for “42nd Street” and “Kinky Boots” are $13 for adults, $11 for senior citizens, $9 for students and $7 for youth age 18 and younger.
Tickets are available by calling the Community Performance Series Box Office at (315) 267-2277, by visiting the Roxy Theater in downtown Potsdam or stopping by the CPS Box Office in the lobby of SUNY Potsdam’s Performing Arts Center. You can also reserve tickets at Brick & Mortar Music in downtown Potsdam. To reserve tickets online, visit www.cpspotsdam.org.
The Met: Live in HD series is presented locally by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater. North Country Public Radio is the media sponsor.
For more information on the 2019-20 season of The Met: Live in HD, visit the Metropolitan Opera website, at www.metopera.org/hdlive.
About The Crane School of Music:
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. For more information, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.