Saturday 25 November 2017

New York operas to be shown in Wexford

By Esther Hayden

Wexford Omniplex will soon be showing live opera screenings direct from New York.

The screenings which start on October 3 will see Verdi's popular Spanish opera Il Trovatore opening at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Still the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, 'the Met' attracts thousands of Irish people to cinemas and arts centres across the country every year to see the best of international opera on the big screen. Audiences at Wexford broadcast will enjoy operas simultaneously with attendees at the Met's Saturday matinées in New York. In addition, with Met stars as hosts, they also see 'behind the scenes' during intervals and scene changes, and view live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams.

The new season at the Met will offer a variety of operatic styles including five works being transmitted for the first time: Wagner's Tannhäuser, Berg's Lulu, Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, and Strauss's Elektra.

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