Cedar Lee Theatre presents Met Opera live on screen
The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on Oct. 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma, directed by Sir David McVicar, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, and starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky.
Audiences now will be able to see these 10 live performances from the Met’s 2017-18 season at the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights).
“It’s been a goal of Cleveland Cinemas to bring these incredible operas from the Met to the Cedar Lee Theatre for years,” said Jon Forman, president of Cleveland Cinemas. “I’m proud to announce that we have finally overcome the challenges that had prevented us from showing these live productions in the past. We know that the Cedar Lee Theatre is the perfect home for the Metropolitan Opera in Cleveland.”
The HD season will begin on Saturday, Oct. 7, 12:55 p.m., with Norma. Future transmissions are as follows: Die Zauberflöte (Oct. 14, 12:55 p.m.); The Exterminating Angel (Nov. 18, 12:55 p.m.); Tosca (Jan. 27, 12:55 p.m.); L’Elisir d’Amore (Feb. 10, noon); La Bohème (Feb. 24, 12:30 p.m.); Semiramide (March 10, 12:55 p.m.); Così fan tutte (March 31, 12:55 p.m.); Luisa Miller (April 14, 12:30 p.m.); and Cendrillon (April 28, 12:55 p.m.). All 10 operas will be Saturday matinee performances, transmitted live from the Met stage in New York City.
In addition to the live presentation, each opera will have a recorded encore screening at 6:30 p.m. on the Wednesday following the original live showing.
Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the Cedar Lee Theatre box office or online at clevelandcinemas.com.
David Guffman is Cleveland Cinemas' Director of Marketing.