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The Met Opera Live in HD series launches Oct. 22 at the Athena Cinema

The Athena Cinema announced “The Met: Live in HD” series return starting Oct. 22 and continuing on select Saturdays. The series’ 2022-2023 season features 10 performances transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to cinemas worldwide.

The series, launched in 2019 to an often-sold-out audience, is supported by Ohio University Performing Arts & Film, Associate Professor Emeritus of Classics and World Religions George Weckman, the College of Fine Arts, and the college’s Arts for OHIO program.

The 10 productions to be transmitted to the Athena Cinema screen include the world premiere staging of The Hours, company premieres of Champion and Medea, and four additional new productions. The roster of artists to appear on screen include Piotr Beczała, Lise Davidsen, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Ryan Speedo Green, Kelli O’Hara, Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Russell Thomas, Michael Volle, Sonya Yoncheva, and more.

The Live in HD season launch on Oct. 22 begins with Medea and continues with La Traviata (Nov. 5), The Hours (Dec. 10), Fedora (Jan. 14), Lohengrin (March 18 at 11:55 a.m.), Falstaff (April 1), Der Rosenkavalier (April 15 at 11:55 a.m.), Champion (April 29), Don Giovanni (May 20), and Die Zauberflöte (June 3). All performances will be on Saturdays beginning at various times between 11:55 a.m. and 12:55 p.m., transmitted live from the Met stage. A special encore screening of Mozart’s The Magic Flute will also be presented on Dec. 3.

Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors, $15 for Athena Cinema members, $8 for children, and OHIO students are free, thanks to support from Arts for OHIO. OHIO student tickets are limited in number and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must have a valid student ID.

More information about the Met season package can be found here. The Met Season package includes free admission to Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Members are encouraged to sign in for your benefits. The full season with the select screening dates as well as access to the Athena Cinema’s online ticketing can be found on the Athena Cinema’s website here.

September 13, 2022
Staff reports