Met Opera Broadcast in HD:
The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the first Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast of the year, featuring Francisco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur on Sunday, January 20th at 2:00pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.
The Academy is excited to offer HD Broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera’s performances throughout the year in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre. Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule of Met Opera performances in 2019.
The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening of Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast of Adriana Lecouvreur, on Sunday, January 20th at 1:00pm.
Opera on the James’ principal conductor, Peter Leonard, will lead the pre-screening talk prior to Adrianna Lecouvreur from the stage of the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.
Peter lived and worked in Germany for 20 years. He was Intendant (Artistic Director) of the Volkstheater Rostock and the North German Philharmonic from 2008-2014. He went to Rostock as General Music Director in 2004 after a distinguished seven-year tenure as General Music Director of the City of Augsburg. He has conducted dozens of opera companies and orchestras throughout Europe and North America, including the New York Philharmonic. He has led premieres of both opera and symphonic repertoire, including works by Copland, Crumb, Egk, Finney, Holst, Hovhaness, Korn, Martinu, Maw, Pasatieri, Rorem, Thomas, Thorne, Wilder and Zwilich. His extensive opera repertoire includes a path-breaking new production of Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen. With studies at Juilliard, Tanglewood, Bayreuth, Salzburg, and Aspen, his teachers have included Jean Morel, Franco Ferrara, Herbert Blomstedt, Sixten Ehrling, John Nelson and Dennis Russell Davies.
Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Adrianna Lecouvreur and relevant topics related to the Broadcasted Opera.
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For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
About Adriana Lecouvreur:
Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”
Co-Production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Wiener Staatsoper; San Francisco Opera; and L’Opéra National de Paris
Runtime is 3h 33m. Two intermissions will take place between Act I and II and Act II and III.
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Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.
All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:
Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.
Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.
Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.
Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Thursday & Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm, or Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.
Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.
All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.
All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.