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November 2014
$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

MET OPERA LIVE BROADCAST: CARMEN

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:45 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

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December 2014
$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

MET OPERA LIVE BROADCAST: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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James Levine returns to Wagner with a signature run of this epic comedy, back at the Met for the first time in eight years. Johan Reuter, who triumphed in last season’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, sings the central role of Hans Sachs. Johan Botha reprises his indomitable Walther, and the elegant Annette Dasch is Eva.

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January 2015
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MET OPERA BROADCAST: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (ENCORE)

January 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. Lawrence Brownlee is her conspiring flame, Almaviva, and Christopher Maltman is the omnipotent barber, Figaro. Michele Mariotti conducts.

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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

MET OPERA LIVE BROADCAST: THE MERRY WIDOW

January 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli…

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MET OPERA LIVE BROADCAST: LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN

January 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

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March 2015
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MET OPERA LIVE BROADCAST: LA DONNA DEL LAGO

March 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti. Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and the Santa Fe Opera.

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April 2015
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MET OPERA BROADCAST: IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (DOUBLE-BILL & ENCORE)

April 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:45 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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On the heels of her triumphant Met performances as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed…

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June 2015
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MET OPERA BROADCAST: PAGLIACCI & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (DOUBLE-BILL & ENCORE)

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck…

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