The Met: Live in HD 2017-18 Season returns to the Sunrise Theater on October 7 with a new production of Bellini’s “Norma.”  Directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, it stars world acclaimed Sondra Radvanovsky.  In addition to this production, the new season will show and additional nine live performances from the Met to audiences in over 70 countries and 2,000 theaters. 

The season continues with Mozart’s full length German Opera “Die Zauberflote,” conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine.  The Met premier of Ades’ “The Exterminating Angel” sung in English, and based on a screen play by Luis Bunuel and Louis Alcoriza for the 1962 Bunuel film follows in the season.   Puccini’s dramatic tragedy “Tosca” performed in January is directed by Sir David McVicar and stars Kristine Opolais as Tosca, the heroine.  Jonas Kauffmann performs as her lover Cavaradossi.  Next to premiere is the comic gem, Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.  This dynamic season continues with Puccini’s classic “La Boheme” which is performed by an exciting young cast.   Rossini’s “Semiramide,” which has not been staged at the Met in 25 years, arrives in March.   Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” is set in Coney Island and features an ensemble cast including Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara.  Verdi’s tragedy “Louisa Miller” starring Sonya Yoncheva and Placido Domindo will be seen for the first times since 2006.  The 2017/18 season closes the Massenet’s “Cendrillon” based on the story of Cinderella and conducted by Bertrand de Billy.  Cendrillon stars Joyce DeDonato and Alice Coote. 

Tickets are available at the Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines at the concessions counter during movie times or in person at the Sunrise Theater Office Tues-Fri noon- 5 pm, or on line at All tickets are $27(tax included) reserved seating. Take advantage of Season ticket pricing.  See all of the operas for $215. This is a savings of $55, which is like seeing 2 operas for free.   

The Met:  Live in HD Season at a Glance (Saturday Matinee Performances)

October 7            12:55     Bellini’s Norma

October 14          12:55     Mozart’s Die Zauberflote

November 18     12:55     Ades’ The Exterminating Angel

January 27           12:55     Puccini’s ToscaF

February 10         12:00     Donizetti’s L’Elisir DAmore

February 24         12:30     Puccini’s La Boheme

March 10             12:55     Rossini’s Semiramide

March 31             12:55     Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte

April 14                12:30     Verdi’s Luisa Miller

April 28                12:55     Massenet’s Cendrillon

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