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

MET OPERA SCREENING: MACBETH

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. *Opera tickets go on sale in person at the ArtSpring Box Office on August 22 at 9:00 a.m. Online opera ticket sales begin on August 23 at 9:00 a.m.

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MET OPERA SCREENING: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Met season opens with Music Director James Levine conducting a new production of Mozart’s eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Designer Rob…

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November 2014
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MET OPERA SCREENING: 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 stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen’s desperate lover, Don José. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langrée share conducting duties. *Opera tickets go on sale in person at the ArtSpring Box Office on August 22 at 9:00 a.m. Online opera ticket sales begin on August 23 at 9:00 a.m.

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December 2014
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MET OPERA SCREENING: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (ENCORE)

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. *Opera tickets go on sale in person at the ArtSpring Box Office on August 22 at 9:00 a.m. Online opera ticket sales begin on August…

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January 2015
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MET OPERA SCREENING: 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. *Opera tickets go on sale in person at the ArtSpring Box Office on August 22 at 9:00 a.m. Online opera ticket sales begin on August 23 at 9:00 a.m.

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MET OPERA SCREENING: 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 SCREENING: 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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Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The roles of the three heroines are shared by an impressive lineup of singing actresses, including Hibla Gerzmava, Susanna Phillips, Erin Morley, Audrey Luna, Christine Rice, and Elena Maximova. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and James Levine and Yves Abel conduct Offenbach’s sparkling score. *Opera tickets go on sale in person at the ArtSpring Box Office on August 22 at 9:00 a.m.…

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March 2015
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MET OPERA SCREENING: 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. *Opera tickets go on sale in person…

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April 2015
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MET OPERA SCREENING: 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 SCREENING: 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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