2012 - 13 HD Live in Schools Transmission Schedule
Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore—New Production
Saturday, October 13, 2012 (1:00 pm ET)
Expected Running time: 3 hours, 2 minutes
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 (1:00 pm ET)
Expected Running time: 3 hours, 27 minutes
Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renée Fleming. Semyon Bychkov conducts.
NOTE: Long Island City High School will screen Otello on Saturday, November 17 at 12:55pm ET, not on October 27.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 (1:00 pm ET)
Expected Running time: 3 hours, 54 minutes
The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts.
Verdi's Rigoletto—New Production
Individual school dates listed below
Expected Running time: 3 hours, 31 minutes
Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, Željko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.
Celia Cruz High School of Music at Lehman College, Bronx: February 16, 12:55pm ET
The Grand Street Campus High Schools, Brooklyn: March 2, 2013, 12:55pm ET
The Julia Richman Education Complex, Manhattan: March 16, 12:55pm ET
Long Island City High School, Queens: March 2, 2013, 12:55pm ET
Susan E. Wagner High School, Staten Island: March 2, 12:55pm ET
Handel's Giulio Cesare–New Production
Saturday, April 27, 2013 (12:00 pm ET)
Expected Running time: 4 hours, 31 minutes
The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s lively production. The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.