‘The Met’ returns to Beaufort

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“The Met: Live in HD,” the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on Oct. 6, with the grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. Once again, the entire series will be broadcast live at Beaufort’s USCB Center for the Arts at 801 Carteret St. 

The season features 10 transmissions, including four new productions:  

  • Oct 20: Saint-Saen’s Samson et Dalila, directed by Darko Tresnjak and conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles  
  • Oct 27: Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jonas Kaufman as Dick Johnson  
  • Nov 10: The U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s suspenseful thriller, with Isabel Leonard as the title character 
  • Dec 15: Verdi’s classic La Traviata, with Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Florez and Quinn Kelsey 

The second half of the series begins on Jan. 12, 2019 with Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, featuring  Anna Netrebro in the title role.  

Additional installments include: 

  • Feb 2: Bizet’s Carmen, starring Clementine Margaine as the alluring gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as Don Jose  
  • Mar 2: Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment, co-starring Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena as Marie and Tonio 
  • Mar 30: the most popular of Wagner’s four epic Ring operas, Die Walkure, featuring Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde  
  • May 11: Poulenc’s 20th-century masterpiece, Dialogues des Carmelites for the first time in cinemas, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin

All seats are general admission. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for OLLI members, and $10 for students. Order online at www.centerforthearts.com or by calling 843-521-4145. All transmissions will begin at 12:55 PM, except Die Walkure and Dialogues des Carmelites, which will start at noon.  

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