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The Met: Live in HD at Ster-Kinekor

Nov 18 - Jun 3 2023       Rosebank Mall, Rosebank
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The Metropolitan Opera hosts some of the best opera performers in the world and with their Live in HD series you can see them in comfort in cushioned chairs in select Ster-Kinekor cinemas. This year's season features the world-premiere of The Hours, company premieres of Champion and Medea as well as four additional new productions. Live in HD kicks off on Fri, Nov 18 with Cherubini's Medea starring Sondra Radvanovsky.
 
The prelude of Verdi's "La Traviata." Photo: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera.
 

2022–23 Live in HD Season at a Glance

Cherubini’s Medea – 18, 19, 20, 22 Nov 2022
Verdi’s La Traviata – 02, 03, 04, 06 Dec 2022
Kevin Puts’s The Hours – 06, 07, 08, 10 Jan 2023
Giordano’s Fedora – 10, 11, 12, 14 February 2023
Wagner’s Lohengrin – 14, 15, 16, 18 April 2023
Verdi’s Falstaff – 05, 06, 07, 09 May 2023
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier – 26, 27, 28, 30 May 2023
Terence Blanchard’s Champion – 16, 17, 18, 20 June 2023
Mozart’s Don Giovanni – 30 Jun, 01, 02, 04 Jul 2023
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte – 14, 15, 16, 18 July 2023

All performances are Saturday matinees filmed live from the Met stage for broadcast to cinema screens globally.
 
A scene from James Robinson's production of Terence Blanchard's "Champion." Photo: Ken Howard / Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Highlights of the season include the two company premieres, Kevin Puts’ The Hours stars the powerhouse trio of soprano Renée Fleming, mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato, and soprano Kelli O’Hara, and the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s first opera, Champion, about the life of boxer Emile Griffith. Both performances are led by the accomplished Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The Met is one of the opera companies which is ensuring that opera stays exciting and relevant. Met General Manager Peter Gelb says, “Our lessons learned during the two years of the pandemic are that the future of the Met, and of opera, rely upon ceaselessly breaking new and diverse artistic ground. It’s our path forward.”

The Met Live in HD series will be screened at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas: Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank Mall, Bedford Centre, Brooklyn Mall, Gateway in Umhlanga KZN, and Garden Route, Somerset and Blue Route in Western Cape. Book online at Ster-Kinekor.
 

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Venue

Nov 18 2022 - Jun 3 2023
Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau
Rosebank Mall, Rosebank
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