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The Met 2013 Summer Line-up of Encore Screenings at the TCA

Beginning Wednesday, June 19, the TCA will present the Met Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series. The 2013 Summer Encores series offers screenings of four popular Live in HD transmissions: Bizet’s Carmen (June 19), Verdi’s Il Trovatore (June 26), Rossini’s Armida (July 10), and Verdi’s La Traviata (July 18).

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2013
Summer Encores Schedule

Wednesday, June 19, 7PM (originally transmitted live on January 16, 2010)
CARMEN— Called “a gripping and brilliant production” by The New York Times, Carmen stars Elena Garanca as the seductive gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed soldier Don Jose. Acclaimed rising Canadian conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Met’s production by Olivier Award-winning British director Richard Eyre, which features Barbara Frittoli as Micaela and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the toreador Escamillo. Christopher Wheeldon, artistic director and founder of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, created the choreography for what remains the Met’s best-selling transmission to date. Total Running Time:02:59:00

Wednesday, June 26, 7PM (originally transmitted live on April 30,2011)
IL TROVATORE— Starring four of the world’s most celebrated interpreters of the leading roles, David McVicar’s critically acclaimed production stars Marcelo Álvarez as the heroic troubadour of the title. In the role of Leonora, Sondra Radvanovsky is “remarkable…a spirited, feisty heroine” (Variety); Dolora Zajick is "a force of nature” (The New York Times) as Azucena, the gypsy with a dark secret; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky's "vivid presence and rich baritone emphasize Count di Luna's swings between hell-bent vengeance and romantic obsession" (Variety). Marco Armiliato conducts.Total Running Time: 02:42:00

Wednesday, July 10, 7PM (originally transmitted live on May 1, 2010)
ARMIDA—Directed by Tony award winner Mary Zimmerman, Armida stars celebrated American soprano Renee Fleming as the mystical sorceress in one of the greatest virtuoso roles from the bel canto repertory. Fleming is joined by Lawrence Brownlee, who sings Armida’s chief love interest, Rinaldo, and four more tenors in the roles of the crusader knights. Barry Banks portrays Rinaldo’s rival Gernando. John Osborn sings Goffredo, and Banks, Kobie van Rensburg, and Yegishe Manucharyan are the knights Carlo, Ubaldo, and Eustazio, respectively. Riccardo Frizza conducts. Total Running Time: 03:04:00

Thursday, July 18, 7PM (originally transmitted live on April 14, 2012)
LA TRAVIATA—Natalie Dessay stars as the tragic courtesan Violetta Valery in Willy Decker’s innovative modern-dress staging of La Traviata, which “delivers style, sparkle, and stirring drama” (Los Angeles Times). Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the tragic love story, which also stars Matthew Polenzani as the lovesick Alfredo and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his disapproving father, Giorgio Germont. Total Running Time: 02:28:00

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