Experience the Metropolitan Opera “live” at USCB’s Center for the Arts

met-bolenaThe Metropolitan Opera will begin its 2011-2012 season of Met Opera: Live in HD on Saturday, Oct. 15, at USCB Center for the Arts with Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena.”  Now in its sixth season, the Peabody and Emmy Award winning series’ first production is one of three operas in the composer’s “Tudor Queens” trilogy and stars Anna Netrebko in the feature role as Henry VIII’s doomed young queen.


With the recent technology upgrades to USCB Center for the Arts, the larger screen and improved sound will provide an even greater sense of “you are there” to the 11 live performances from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House slated for the new season.  They include: Anna Bolena (Oct.15), Don Giovanni (Oct. 29), Siegfried (Nov.5), Satagraha (Nov. 19), Rodelinda (Dec.3), Faust (Dec.10), The Enchanted Island (Jan. 21), Gotterdammerung (Feb. 11), Ernani (Feb. 25), Manon (Apr. 7) and La Traviata (Apr. 14).  For additional information on the operas go to www.metopera.org/hdlive .

Tickets are available at the USCB Box Office and seating is assigned. Regular hours are 10 am – 2 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and one hour prior to each performance.  All performances are on Saturday afternoons beginning at 1 pm unless noted otherwise. Ticket prices are unchanged from last season: Adult/Senior $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 hargrov@uscb./edu .

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation; Global corporate sponsorship is provided by Bloomberg; The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder.


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