don-carloUSCB’s new music series, The Met: Live in HD, continues on the Historic Beaufort campus Saturday, December 11 at 1 PM, with Verdi’s Don Carlo.  Director Nicholas Hytner makes his Met debut with this new production of Verdi’s profound, beautiful, and most ambitious opera. Roberto Alagna leads the cast, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova, and Simon Keenlyside also star. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, back after his triumphant debut leading Carmen, conducts. “I think Don Carlo is the quintessential Verdi opera,” Hytner says. “Right through this opera there is, on the one hand, an implacable expression of impending doom and, on the other hand, a succession of the most gloriously open-throated arias, the most fantastically determined music.”

The 2010-11 season features 12 live transmissions of the New York Metropolitan Opera via high definition streaming.  The season continues with: La Fanciulla del West (January 8), Nixon in China (February 12), Iphigénie en Tauride (February 26), Lucia di Lammermoor (March 19), Le Comte Ory (April 9), Capriccio (April 23), Il Trovatore (April 30), and Die Walküre (May 14).

Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by the Neubauer Family Foundation. The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Building.

Tickets are available at the door on the day of the broadcast, in advance online at or the Center for the Arts box office (843) 521-4145.  Ticket prices are: Adult/Seniors $20, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members $16, USCB students/and youth under 18 $10.

For additional information contact USCB Center for the Arts director Bonnie Hargrove at 843-521-3145 or   .