The Met: Live in HD - Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow on Jan. 17

Merry WidowThe great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman ("The Producers," "Oklahoma!," "Contact"). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch ("Satyagraha," "The Enchanted Island") and costume designer William Ivey Long ("Cinderella," "Grey Gardens," "Hairspray") have created an art nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim's. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O'Hara is Valencienne. Mezzo-soprano diva Susan Graham takes on the title role later in the run. Sir Andrew Davis and Fabio Luisi conduct. *A free discussion of the opera will take place 45 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. broadcast.

The Met: Live in HD is a series of high definition opera transmissions of The Metropolitan Opera's new season direct from Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. With strategically placed cameras in front of, around and behind The Metropolitan Opera House stage, The Met: Live in HD transmissions give Quick Center audiences a state-of-the-art opera experience and better-than-front-row-seat visibility.

Tickets are $25, $20 seniors, $10 children/students. For tickets, visit the Box Office or or call 203-254-4010 or (toll-free) 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Posted on December 23, 2014

Vol. 47, No. 144

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