Met Live in HD: 2023-24 Season
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Met Live Opera: Live in HD series for the 2023-24 season. Once again, the festival will host the productions via satellite at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre in West Sedona.
Each opera will be shown LIVE and then repeated the following Wednesday as an encore. Season ticket holders will have the option of choosing the live performance or the encore (or can mix and match for scheduling convenience).
The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, begins its 17th season on Saturday, October 21, 2023, with a live transmission of Jake Heggie’s “Dead Man Walking”, a Met premiere in a new production by Ivo van Hove, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen Prejean.
The 2023–24 Live in HD season features two additional company premieres, Anthony Davis’s “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X” and Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas”, the company’s first opera in Spanish in nearly a century; new productions of Bizet’s “Carmen” and Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino”; and revivals of Verdi’s “Nabucco”, Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette”, Puccini’s “La Rondine”, and Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”.
Live in HD audiences will have the opportunity to watch the major Met-debut performance of Jonathan Tetelman as Ruggero in “La Rondine”, as well as performances by returning Met stars: soprano Lise Davidsen as Leonora in a new production of “La Forza del Destino”; soprano Angel Blue as Magda in “La Rondine” and Micaëla in “Carmen”, alongside mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina in the title role and tenor Piotr Beczała as Don José; and soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim as the star-crossed lovers of “Roméo et Juliette”. Bernheim will also be making his first Live in HD appearance in “Roméo et Juliette”.
Met stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes features.
2023–24 Live in HD Season at a Glance:
Dead Man Walking: October 21, 2023
X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X: November 18, 2023
Florencia en el Amazonas: December 9, 2023
Nabucco: January 6, 2024
Carmen: January 27, 2024
La Forza del Destino: March 9, 2024
Roméo et Juliette: March 23, 2024
La Rondine: April 20, 2024
Madama Butterfly: May 11, 2024
Tickets for each opera are $25 general admission, $22 for Film Festival members, and $15 for full-time students. For more information, please call the Sedona International Film Festival at 928-282-1177 or visit the office at 2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite B2 in West Sedona. Information and tickets are also available at the BUY TICKETS link above.