The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Met Opera Live in HD Season at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Stunning sets, exquisite singing and the incomparable Met Opera orchestra await you when the curtain rises.
Please check the events calendar for upcoming shows. At right are brief summaries of the season's operas and dates at a glance.
The ever-popular live interviews conducted by Met opera stars feature cast, crew and production teams. These behind-the-scenes glimpses give patrons an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera at one of the world's great houses. You'll be riveted in your seat until the intermission countdown flashes on the screen.
"I do not have sufficient words to express how the experience of these Met Opera Live in HD programs enrich my life," says Virginia Hepburn.
See details of the individual productions at right. Buy tickets online at each event listing here on the website, or call 541-265-2787 to purchase single tickets. Download a season brochure for more information.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. OCCA thanks the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport, season benefactors Anonymous and Bill and JoAnn Barton, opera hosts, OCCA members and you who purchase tickets, for making this a reality. Thank you.
Watch a preview of the upcoming season provided by the Metropolitan Opera!
2012-13 Season FAQs
Q. Which operas are planned for the new Live in HD season?
A. The 2012-13 Live in HD series features 12 live performances (dates have been changed from the Met's original schedule and listings reflect accurate PAC performance dates and local hosts):
October 12 - Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, hosted by Alex del Vecchio
October 26 - Shostakovich's The Nose, hosted by Kay Moxness
November 9 - Puccini's Tosca, hosted anonymously
December 14 - Verdi's Falstaff, hosted by Greg & Karen Steinke, with an anonymous host
February 15 - Dvorák's Rusalka, hosted by John & Melody Lavrakas
March 1 - Borodin's Prince Igor, hosted by Patty Olmsted
March 22 - Massenet's Werther, hosted by Paul & Evelyn Brookhyser
April 5 - Puccini's La Bohème, hosted anonymously
April 26 - Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, hosted by Karen & Bill Syms
May 10 - Rossini's La Cenerentola, hosted by Bernice Isham & Gloria Hutchins
Sixty countries around the world are participating in The Met: Live in HD this season.
Q. How are the operas chosen for the series? Are there some operas that might be more "challenging" for a general audience than others?
A. Various factors play a part in choosing the repertoire for Live in HD, including the music, the composers, the performers, a Met favorite, etc. In general, opera, when it's presented at the highest level both musically and theatrically, appeals to a very broad audience.