165 Mill St
WHO: The Del Oro Theatre
WHAT: The Metropolitan Opera, LIVE in HD
WHEN: Series begins Saturday, October 7 at 9:55 AM
WHERE: The Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley
TICKETS: $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, $18 Children 12 and under & students with ID; Available online at www.sierratheaters.com or at the Del Oro Box Office
INFO: www.sierratheaters.com, 530-477-1100
The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD celebrates its twelfth season this year, and the Del Oro Theatre is proud to broadcast this incredible season locally. The Del Oro Theatre in downtown Grass Valley, in partnership with Music in the Mountains and InConcert Sierra, will be presenting 10 live transmissions on Saturday mornings beginning October 7 with Bellini’s Norma. This popular series brings the thrill of world class opera to audiences around the world by transmitting the productions live via satellite from New York City and broadcasting them in real time in stunning HD on the big screen.
“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. Norma begins at Del Oro at 9:55 am, Saturday, October 7.
The very next week comes Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte on October 14. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.
The final opera of 2017 will be The Exterminating Angel on November 18. Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of this opera by Thomas Adès, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
Tickets for The Met: Live in HD are $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, and $18 Students and Children 12 and under. Advanced tickets are available at the Del Oro Box Office or online at www.sierratheaters.com. For more information, please call 530-477-1100, or visit www.sierratheaters.com.
Following is the complete season:
Bellini’s Norma – Saturday, Oct. 7 at 9:55 AM
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte – Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:55 AM
Adè’s The Exterminating Angel – Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9:55 AM
Puccini’s Tosca – Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9:55 AM
Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9:00 AM
Puccini’s La Bohème – Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 AM
Rossini’s Semiramide – Saturday, March 10 at 9:55 AM
Mozart’s Così Fan Tutti – Saturday, March 31 at 9:55 AM
Verdi’s Luisa Miller – Saturday, April 14 at 9:30 AM
Massenet’s Cendrillon – Saturday, April 28 at 9:55 AM