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Special Presentation

In collaboration

with Open Cinema,

Connect the Docs

 

Wed, Nov 19th @ 7pm

 

 

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Many documentaries strive to entertain as they educate, yet not all achieve this difficult feat.  Furthermore, it is only the rare piece of film that actually has a tangible effect, successfully prompting a change in the thinking or actions of its audience. Nonfiction filmmaker Grant Baldwin’s Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story  (2014) is a fantastic new documentary that has the potential to dramatically alter the way in which people approach food and its waste. This piece offers an eye-opening look at a very serious matter, addressing a problem many may be unaware even exists, and then provides some wholly possible solutions and simple suggestions for improvement.

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CARMEN

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from the MET

 

SAT NOV 1st

10am

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Now playing: OCT 31st –NOV6th

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Live from the Met

STARTS FRIDAY: Oct 31st – Nov 6th

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Bizet’s CARMEN

French w/English subtitles

 

Sat, Nov 1 @ 10am

Running Time: 3hrs40

 

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

FURY

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank with a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.  Fury is superbly acted tale starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBoeuf that is grittily realistic, at times brutual, but ultimately compelling about the realities of war and what it can do to the souls of ordinary men.

Rated 14A (frequent violence, course lang) 2hrs15

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his routine driven life and embark on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. A sweet-natured, engaging and unexpected film that will not only entertain you, but also make you think about what it takes to bring happiness into your own life.  Starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike and Christopher Plummer.

Rated PG (course lang, violence) 1hr55

MY OLD LADY

When down-and-out New Yorker Mathias inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father, he uses his last penny to travel to France with the intent of selling his new property, then returning home. He runs into a problem when he finds Mathilde, a refined old lady, living there with her protective daughter Chloe and they have no intention of leaving. Starring the incomparable Maggie Smith along with Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas, My Old Lady is an unabashedly old-fashioned crowd-pleaser that explores guilty secrets, hidden lives and family ghosts.

Rated PG (sexual lang.) 1hr50

THE TRIP TO ITALY

Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy. Once again, the two comedians indulge in some sparkling banter as they take in beautiful scenery and mouthwatering cuisine of that country. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career.                        Rated PG (course & sexual lang.) 1hr50

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The Book of Life

Pride

WILD

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Opens Oct 31st!

The Good Lie

Interstellar

One Chance

Rosewater

The Maze Runner

Into the Woods

The Theory of Everything

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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Bizet’s Carmen

French w/English subtitles


Sat, Nov 1, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs40

Synopsis: Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 

Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado/Louis Langrée
Featuring: Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, also starring Anita Hartig, Ildar Abdrazakov

 

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Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia 

Italian w/English subtitles


Sat, Nov 22, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs25

Synopsis: The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

 

Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Featuring: Isabel Leonard, Lawrene Brownlee, Christopher Maltman

 

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Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  German w/English subtitles


Sat, Dec 13, 2014 @9:00

Running Time: 6hrs

Synopsis: James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

 

Conductor: James Levine
Featuring: Johan Botha, Annette Dasch, Johan Reuter

 

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Lehar’s The Merry Widow

English w/ subtitles

Sat, Jan 17, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs

Synopsis: The 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. Andrew Davis conducts.

 

Conductor: Andrew Davis/ Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn, Kelli O'Hara, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen

 

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Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann 

German w/English subtitles

Sat, Jan 31, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs45

Synopsis: The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

 

Conductor: James Levine/Yves Abel
Featuring: Vittorio Grigolo, Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Thomas Hampson

 

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Double Bill

Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta

Russian w/English subtitles

Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Hungarian w/English subtitles


Sat, Feb 14, 2015 @9:30

Running Time: 3hrs40

Synopsis: On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta)followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

 

Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Featuring: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala/Mikhail Petrenko, Nadja Michael

 

 

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Rossini’s La Donna del Lago 

Italian w/English subtitles


Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs30

Synopsis: Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

 

Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Featuring: Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez

 

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Double Bill

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci 

Italian w/English subtitles

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana 

Italian w/English subtitles


Sat, Apr 25, 2015 @9:30

Running Time: 3hrs30

Synopsis: Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

 

Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Marcelo Álvarez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Zeljko Lučić. Marcelo Álvarez, Patricia Racette, George Gagnidze

 

 

Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Major Hurdle in Labor Talks

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-labor-talks.html

The Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal early Wednesday morning, clearing the last major hurdle before the company could go ahead with its coming season of operas featuring jealous lovers, dying sopranos, and a fellow named Figaro — both before and after his marriage.

The Met’s management, whose demand for concessions sparked the worst labor strife at the opera house in decades, abandoned its threat to lock out workers just over a month before the opening of the opera season once the deal was struck. The agreement was reached at about 3:15 a.m., following a marathon bargaining session extended past a deadline of midnight Tuesday.

The Met said that the agreement prevented “a potential labor crisis at the nation’s largest performing arts organization.” It added that “preseason rehearsals and preparations for the 2014-15 season will continue without interruption.

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