A bunch of opera artists on The Met stage

Nine sumptuous operas from The Met stage to the big screen

The Met: Live in HDThe Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts – is into its 17th season exclusively at select Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau theatres.

Still to come in the 2023–24 Live in HD season are new productions of Bizet’s Carmen (1 March) and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino (5 April); and revivals of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (17 May), Puccini’s La Rondine (7 June), and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (5 July).

“With The Met: Live in HD productions screening in our cinemas, local audiences get to experience some of the world’s best-loved opera productions in a near-live situation, from The Met’s opulent stage to our big screens. The theatre-like setting enables cinema-goers to become an extension of the live production’s audience, making these world-class productions from The Met in New York accessible to anyone who enjoys and appreciates great opera,” says Lynne Wylie, chief marketing officer at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

“What began as an experiment 17 years ago has become a staple experience for opera lovers all over the world,” comments Peter Gelb, The Met’s Maria Manetti Shrem general manager. “Our 2023–24 season in cinemas reflects how opera is changing at The Met, where we’re balancing timeless classics with accessible new work that is advancing the art form and attracting younger and more diverse audiences.”

Don’t miss these world-class opera productions filmed live and transmitted from The Met stage to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor cinemas. Bookings are now open, with each production limited to four shows only.

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