The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of TURANDOT on Saturday, January 30 at 12:55 PM at Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
The Met Opera Live in HD season continues with Puccini’s epic fairy tale TURANDOT. Based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi, the events unfold in ancient China where the clash of the sexes is drawn in high relief. Swedish soprano Nina Stemme plays Princess Turandot, whose suitors are faced with death if they are unable to answer the proud princess’s riddles. Marco Berti plays Calàf, the brave prince who sings one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera, NESSUN DORMA, to win her love. Anita Hartig plays the role of Liù, the faithful slave girl. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. There will be two intermissions, the first at approximately 1:30 pm and the second at approximately 3:00 pm.
[2016, Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Runtime: 3 hours, 15 minutes]
Lunch from Hobos Restaurant will be available in the atrium of the High School starting at noon and continuing through the first intermission. Approximate end time is 4:15 pm.
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This breathtaking production is the sixth in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series of 10 dates of live simulcast transmissions for 2015–16.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults, $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and Seniors (65+); $15 for Students (with ID), and children (12 and under). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reserved seats). Online reservations may be made with MasterCard or VISA until noon on Friday, January 29. Admission will be offered at the door with cash payment only.