New York’s Met opera Live in HD comes to Rome

The New York Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda will be showing in Rome at the Cinema Barberini on 22 January.

The Met’s Live in HD performances are transmitted in high-definition video, via satellite from the Met in New York to selected cinemas worldwide. The transmission includes not only the opera but also background notes and top-rate interviews with the cast during the interval.

This season’s Live in HD productions include Verdi’s Rigoletto on 19 Feb, Wagner’s Parsifal on 5 March, Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini on 19 March and Handel’s Giulio Cesare on 30 April.

It is the first time that Maria Stuarda has been performed at the Met and all the other operas, expect for Francesca da Rimini, are new productions.

Live in HD has been transmitted from the Met since 2006 and has now become a part of every opera-lover’s programme. Its combination of excellent singing and excellent cinema makes it popular among new and experienced opera-goers alike.

All performances at the Cinema Barberini, Piazza Barberini in Rome start at 20.00.