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PADDINGTON 2

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EBBING, Missouri

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE

EBBING, MISSOURI

When the Ebbing, Missouri Police Department is unable to solve her daughter Angela's murder, tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes decides to make a bold move. She rents three billboards leading into the town and paints controversial messages on them pointing a finger at police chief William Willoughby ineptness. The billboards seem to get under the skin of several of the town's residents, but Mildred is plenty capable of taking them on. When the chief's second-in-command Officer Dixon gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri takes the viewer on a dizzying ride through dark comedy and wrenching tragedy that is both brilliantly funny and deeply moving.  Featuring phenomenal performances Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.

Rated 14A (coarse lang & violence) 1hr55

*Best Picture (Drama) Winner at the Golden Globes!

 

PADDINGTON 2

In Paddington 2 we find Paddington happily settled with the Brown family, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.  Paddington 2 is one of those rare movies that really is meant for both adults and children; it's a skilful mix of physical comedy, belly-rocking laughs, warm humour and sheer delight that should enchant everyone. Starring Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters.

Rated G 1hr45

Critics Consensus: Paddington 2 honors its star's rich legacy with a sweet-natured sequel whose adorable visuals are matched by a story perfectly balanced between heartwarming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.

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THE POST  

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TOSCA

Sat, Jan 27@ 10am

 

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.

 

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COCO

**One week only! Plays until Feb 1st**

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Bound to be another Pixar classic, Coco is exuberant and heartfelt; a wonderful family-friendly film packed with visual pleasures, comic energy and terrific original tunes. Rated G 1hr45

THE POST

**plays until Feb 8th**

The Post tells the true story of the Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee who form an unlikely partnership to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring incredible Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post is a timely, tense and terrific drama about journalism under fire and the importance of a free press. Rated PG (violence & coarse lang) 1hr55

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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2018 Victoria Film Festival

 

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Fri | February 2 | 7:00 PM

Having premiered at Berlinale to critical acclaim, British director and screenwriter Sally Potter’s (Orlando, Ginger & Rosa, Rage) eighth feature – a political comedy wrapped around a tragedy about a dinner party gone very wrong – features a spectacular cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Patricia Clarkson.

 

Janet (Scott Thomas) has just been appointed Shadow Health Secretary, the crowning achievement of her career, and decides to celebrate by hosting a dinner party for a few close friends. But as the guests arrive, her husband Bill (Spall) makes a shocking announcement, leading to a cascade of explosive revelations and unravelling the soirée even before the canapés are served. As people’s illusions about themselves and each other – whether romantic, political or existential – go up in smoke, a night that began with champagne ends with blood on the floor.

 

Described by Potter as an anti-Brexit statement about a ‘broken England’, The Party is a savage satire of the British middle-class, exploring the deeper truths behind seemingly liberal convictions with insight and a killer wit.

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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

 

Sat | February 3 | 3:30 PM

If you heard a story that involved the most beautiful woman in Hollywood secretly developing a radio system during WWII that paved the way for WIFI and Bluetooth, would you think, oh more Hollywood silliness?

 

What’s on offer in Bombshell is a look at a complicated and conflicted woman. Feminist, brilliant and gorgeous, Hedy Lamarr could walk into a room and stop the conversation. Six marriages and affairs with Clark Gable and Howard Hughes sit alongside her remarkable films Ecstasy (1933), Algiers (1938) and Samson and Delilah (1949), all of which were considered her claim to fame.

 

But the story goes beyond her allure and delves into an unexpected territory. Director Dean crafts a remarkable story from archival material and makes it sing with the recent discovery of four cassette tapes of interviews done with Lamarr in the 1980s. 

 

A self-taught inventor, Lamarr’s interest in mechanics started at the age of 5 and hit its peak when she and composer George Antheil adapted the mechanism of player-pianos to develop a system that used spread spectrum and frequency-hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming. The two were granted a patent in 1942, but the Navy rejected it, putting her to work entertaining the troops instead. A version of the design was later used in the Cuban Missile Crisis. After the patent expired, the invention worked its way into practically all modern wireless communications technologies.

 

Bombshell is a timely film about a well-rounded remarkable woman’s life that was deterred by sexism.

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Sat | February 3 | 7:00 PM

After charming audiences at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2017, this free-wheeling comedy drama makes its first trip to Canada for the Victoria Film Festival.

 

In classic road-movie form, Waterboys tells the story of a mismatched egotistical father and his emotionally sensitive son as they embark on an unusual journey which heals their broken bonds.

 

Victor (Leopold Witte) is a successful crime writer in Holland, but it’s been a while since any of his books have garnered attention abroad. His latest work, set in Edinburgh, presents an opportunity to travel to Scotland and embark on a publicity tour. On the eve of the trip, Victor’s womanising ways catch up with him when his long-suffering wife decides to leave him. Serendipitously, Victor’s son Zack (Tim Linde), a self-conscious and self-deprecating cellist, has also just been kicked out by his girlfriend and needs some company.

 

As we follow the pair on their journey through Scotland’s beautiful Highlands, trying their hand at fly-fishing, scoring tickets to see the band which gives the film its name, and indulging in hedonist drinking and tomfoolery – we hold out hope that, despite their extreme differences, Victor and Zack will both journey towards their own versions of emotional maturity and wisdom.

 

Set to a soundtrack of Scottish folk rock band The Waterboys, director Robert Jan Westdijk blends warm humour, engaging lead performances and stunning settings in this charming and unexpectedly thoughtful film.

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Sun | February 4 | 3:30 PM

The film tells the story of Aurore (Agnès Jaoui) who has reason to be concerned as menopause takes over her body with continuous hot flashes. Her work as a waitress changes completely when a new boss arrives who’s passionate about the ‘youthful spirit’.  Eldest daughter Marina announces that Aurore will soon be a grandmother and then her youngest, Lucie, plans to follow her boyfriend and move to Barcelona. Aurore is tormented by the loneliness of the house, unemployment and the unflattering perspectives of aging.

 

But Aurore, whose name evokes the rising of a new day, is ready to relive her youth, take on new challenges and even connect with her first love. Actress Agnès Jaoui is spot on presenting Aurore’s vivacity tinged with melancholy as she moves her life forward.

 

Aurore discovers the benefits of mature love – and of sex. Of sex with and without commitment, of knowing what you want and how you want it without the uncertainty and dramas of youthful melodrama. The director, who also wrote the script, has made a tender, entertaining comedy reflecting on the role of women after the age of fifty. The film revolves around Agnès Jaoui at all times and her performance is up to the spotlight.  Aurore is a luminous and positive evocation of a pivotal time in a woman’s life and an optimistic affirmation that would be a shame to deprive yourself of.

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Sun | February 4 | 7:00 PM
 The titular character: a warm, winning and much-accomplished writer who’s best known for a series of novels, a miniseries and his almost daily column titled Tales of the City in the San Francisco Chronicle.  Since first beginning his column, sexual politics have radically changed and Armistead Maupin can take a lot of pride in being at the forefront with his fictional boarding house of gay and straight tenants presided over by the transgendered Mrs. Madrigal.

 

Filmmaker Kroot has a history of creating docs that capture the warmth and grace of public figures, whether Star Trek’s George Takai or her affectionate and fascinating turn with underground filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar. In Untold, Kroot continues to develop her style with this smart and breezy documentary offering a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took Maupin from the jungles of Vietnam, to the bathhouses of 70’s San Francisco, to the front line of the American culture war.

 

This comprehensive take on Maupin’s life often made me think of Woody Allen’s Zelig.  There is Maupin in the White House with Richard Nixon, Maupin working for Jesse Helms, popping up with Rock Hudson, the Vietnam war and sadly, the AIDS epidemic.

 

Throughout, Maupin demonstrates an open approach to life that is inspiring and which began when he came out at 25 and started to routinely insert his own sexuality and elements of gay culture into his columns. His writing was groundbreaking and inspired countless people to come out of the closet.

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MEDITATION PARK

 

Mon | February 5 | 7:00 PM

Maria has spent her life as a devoted wife and mother. Never questioning her husband Bing’s authority as a provider and excusing his vices, she has willingly followed his wishes, including not speaking to their estranged son. While doing Bing’s laundry one day, her world is turned upside down when she discovers lingerie tucked away in his pants’ pocket. Unable to look past his hurtful deception, she takes matters into her own hands. In an attempt to gather more evidence of his philandering ways (leading to some humorous investigating), she sets out on a path of self-discovery and chance encounters with the unexplored city around her. As she builds unlikely friendships with quirky neighbours and tries new things like learning to ride a bike with encouragement from her grown daughter (Sandra Oh), this heart-warming film redefines the coming-of-age drama. As one of her new friends tells her, “First we obey our fathers, then our husbands. When they’re gone we obey ourselves.”

 

As a first-generation Canadian, Maria’s story is recognizable to those who have spent their entire lives committed to making everyone else’s lives better at their own expense, able only in their later years to think of themselves first. Director Mina Shum and Sandra Oh return to familiar themes about the immigrant experience that made their debut feature Double Happiness an audience favourite more than 20 years ago, while giving Vancouver a chance to shine as a character of its own.

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THE RIDER

 

Tue | February 6 | 7:00 PM

Chloé Zhao’s poetic docudrama follows a young rodeo cowboy who’s been sidelined by a grave injury, the result of a catastrophic fall off a horse. With the prospect that he might die if he ever rides again, Brady (played by real-life rodeo star Brady Jandreau, whose own life and injury inspired the film) struggles with the idea of a future without the one activity that gave his life meaning.

 

The casting and skilful direction of a full cast of non-actors (including Brady’s autistic sister and his paraplegic best friend and rodeo inspiration, Lane Scott, playing fictionalized versions of themselves) achieves a beautifully nuanced ensemble performance and brings a stylistic freshness to the story. When Brady brings his horse-whispering skills to bear, we are watching the real thing as he patiently and skillfully wins the trust of the horse. This is no Hollywood cowboy.

 

Zhao’s film transcends its documentary format, evolving into a work of artistic fiction. The exceptional cinematography captures the poetic grandeur of the location and contrasts the deeply intimate struggles of the characters. The beauty of the South Dakota landscape and the relationship the cowboys have with it is juxtaposed with the squalid shacks, dreary hospitals and soulless big-box stores that are Brady’s reality after his accident.

 

This is a story of masculinity and identity told with tremendous heart and soul by a director with skill, vision and a deep connection to her subject.

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Wed | February 7 | 7:00 PM

Based on the award-winning book by acclaimed British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, this beautifully hand-drawn film tells the true story of Raymond’s own parents Ethel and Ernest – two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary social change in twentieth century Britain.

 

Featuring the voices of Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent, this heart-warming and bittersweet film follows Ethel, a lady’s maid, and Ernest, a milkman, from their first chance meeting in 1928 through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934 to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971.

 

From the socially stratified 1920s to the moon landing of 1969, the film depicts the most defining moments of the 20th century. The darkness of the Great Depression, the build up to World War II, the trials of the war years, the euphoria of VE Day and the emergence of a generation from post-war austerity, to the cultural enlightenment of the 1960s, it’s all conveyed through Ethel and Ernest’s eyes.

 

Echoing the lives and concerns of the London working classes through momentous social and political change, Ethel & Ernest is an affectionate tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation.

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SAMMY DAVIS, JR.:

I’VE GOTTA BE ME

 

Thu | February 8 | 7:00 PM

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first feature-length film documentary to examine Davis’ considerable talent and his journey to establish his identity during the civil rights movement in 20th-century America.

 

Born into a family of entertainers, Davis, a dancer, singer, impressionist and actor of remarkable charisma, began dazzling audiences at age three and would continue to defy expectations and shatter glass ceilings throughout his career.

 

Filmmaker Sam Pollard has extensive experience covering Black America. An accomplished editor and a long-time collaborator with Spike Lee, his directing credits include Slavery by Another Name and episodes of Eyes on the Prize II. His portrayal of Davis captures the balancing act that typified the performer’s life. Using Davis’ own words with archival footage of interviews and his performances, with input from friends including Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis and Kim Novak, Pollard’s film is electric.

 

His love affairs with white women and his eventual friendship with controversial President Richard Nixon ostracized him from the Black community. Yet, he was still a trailblazer for the race. In I’ve Gotta Be Me, Pollard walks his audience through Davis’ career – one that saw an abundance of firsts. He was the first black entertainer to do impressions of white celebrities, the first black celebrity to sleep in the White House and the first black actor to partake in an interracial kiss on Broadway.

 

Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice when “Even if you win, you don’t win.”

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Fri | February 9 | 7:00 PM

At 83, Edie, played by the extraordinary Sheila Hancock (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), is taking some time to reassess her life. After years of living with a cruel and domineering husband and then becoming his caregiver in old age, Edie suddenly finds herself a free woman.

 

Though somewhat jaded and grumpy, Edie is determined to recapture a little of the magic she had as a young girl. But she is concerned that her daughter has plans to pack her off to a stuffy old-people’s home. Remembering a pact she and her now-departed father once made to climb Mount Suilven in Scotland together, Edie hatches a plan.

 

With new-found purpose and the memory of her father burning in her heart, Edie heads to the Scottish Highlands…

 

Edie is a beautiful, generous portrait of old-age, adventure and kindness. Set in the stunning, rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, we follow Edie on a spirited journey of self-discovery, whizzing down mountainsides on a bicycle and pushing herself to the limit.

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RACER AND

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Sat | February 10 | 3:30 PM

In the latest crime-thriller from Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop) it’s love at first sight when gangster Gigi meets Bibi, a glamorous and bold racing car driver.

 

Gigi Vanoirbeek (played by the intense Mathias Schoenaerts) heads a notorious Brussels gang responsible for a string of expertly executed, high-net-worth robberies. His world, which he compartmentalizes to a great extent, keeps his criminal and legit lives completely separate (he’s officially the importer of luxury cars) from Bibi (Blue is the Warmest Color breakout Adele Exarchopoulos). The two actors have undeniable chemistry that sizzles on the screen.

 

Bibi’s father, who’s very protective of his daughter even though she’s clearly one tough cookie, is on to Gigi early on however and warns him. “Real men don’t lie,” he says menacingly, telling Gigi to either stop lying or stop doing the things about which he feels the need to lie.

 

But as love stories go there is one last robbery to take place. The main robbery sequence is primarily filmed in one shot with a devastating sense of threat and menace that few if any films have come close to matching.

 

As with Bullhead (VFF2012), Racer and the Jailbird is Belgium’s Academy Award submission.  Director Roskam’s style seeks the humanity in his characters whatever their background or class. Roskam co-wrote the screenplay with French screenwriters Thomas Bidegain and Noe Debre, who wrote Rust and Bone, in which Schoenaerts also starred.

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TULIPANI: LOVE,

HONOUR AND A BICYCLE

 

Sat | February 10 | 7:00 PM

Old fashioned and refreshing, van Diem’s latest is a wonderfully engaging tale that travels across three countries to reveal a bizarre family history.

 

Anna (Ksenia Solo) has arrived in Italy to return her guardian’s ashes to her hometown. What she didn’t count on was learning the story of her parents, which, with years of retelling, has taken on, shall we say, a certain exaggerated flair. In this case the mix includes a touch of spaghetti Western, a dash of martial arts and a smidge of The Godfather. No one could accuse Tulipani of being staid.

 

About to be arrested for murder by the police inspector (the ever so charming Giancarlo Giannini), Anna and two neighbours begin to unearth the tale of how Anna’s father Gauke (Gijs Naber) biked from the Netherlands to Italy, introduced Dutch irrigation practices to Puglia, built a successful business growing and selling tulips, and bravely faced off armed extortionists with epic kung fu moves (yes, really!). There are also much darker moments, ones that will prompt Anna to settle some old scores on her parents’ behalf.

 

Van Diem’s flights of fancy and use of the surreal create an other-worldliness and it’s best to go on the Tulipiani journey just for the playfulness and whimsy rather than trying to ground the story in reality.

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Sun | February 11 | 3:30 PM

Rupert & Jan Grey, both in their mid-sixties, have raised three daughters in a draughty old cottage in the south of England. Now empty-nesters and approaching retirement from their careers as a lawyer and bereavement visitor, Rupert and Jan are experiencing a case of wanderlust. Eschewing group tours and luxurious cruises, an invitation to be guests of honour at a Human Rights festival in Bangladesh sparks their sense of adventure. An undeniable eccentric, Rupert approaches his life with a ‘why not’ attitude. This leads him to crate their family car, a battered and well-loved 1936 Rolls Royce, and ship it across an ocean to Mumbai, where the recent retirees pick it up and embark on a cross-continent road trip. Over six months and 8000 kilometres they travel side by side encountering maharajahs and tribal conflicts. Trips of this kind are often more about the journey than the destination and Romantic Road is no exception.

 

Oliver McGarvey’s first feature film shows great commitment to his craft and sensitivity to his subjects, whom he happens to have known since childhood. McGarvey is also the sole crewperson travelling with his old family friends, a position which offers him a unique perspective on the couple and their novel escapade.

 

Stunning landscapes pass through every scene in this heartfelt travelogue, seen through the eyes of a couple who are willing to take risks and deepen their long-lasting relationship. Encapsulating the idea that age is but a number, Rupert & Jan provide a shining example that it’s never too late to take a trip on the wild side.

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Sun | February 11 | 7:00 PM

Welcome to Headfort School. A real life Hogwarts look-alike in the Irish countryside that educates students ages 3 to 13 in math, Latin, Shakespeare and rock & roll among other essential subjects.

 

This charming observational documentary focuses on married couple John and Amanda Leyden, who have been living and teaching at Headfort for more than 40 years, following the tenet, “It’s up to you what you think you can learn. All of you are in charge of your own lives.”

 

The film follows the routine at Headfort over the course of a year and manages to capture the essence of what makes this remarkable school so special. We observe rock band practice, a production of Hamlet, the arrival of new students and the Leydens functioning as surrogate parents to children separated from their families for the school term. The film achieves real “fly on the wall” status as the children and staff carry on with day-to-day life, seemingly oblivious to the crew and camera documenting them.

 

The Leydens are wonderfully eccentric. John is dishevelled, sarcastic, and prickly while Amanda is particularly interested in the gory bits of literature and history, yet both are dedicated to awakening curiosity and shaping critical thinking in their students. School Life is a warm and respectful tribute to this couple who have won the respect and affection of their students by engaging with them as individuals and teaching with patience and kindness. There is a continuous, uplifting optimism in School Life that reminds us of the power of great teachers and the enormous impact they can have on our lives.

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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

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Tickets on Sale Now!

10 incredible operas streamed in live from

the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

 

 

Puccini’s TOSCA Jan27 @10am

Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE Feb 10 @ 9 am 

Puccini’s LA BOHEME Feb 24 @ 9:30 am

 Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE Mar 10 @ 10am 

Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE  Mar 31 @ 10am

Verdi’s LUISA MILLER Apr 14 @ 9:30 am

Massenet’s CENDRILLON Apr 28 @ 10 am

 

Advance Tickets

Adult ~$26.50  Senior ~$ 24.00   Student/ Child ~ $12.00

 

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Puccini’s TOSCA

January 27,  2018 @ 10am

 

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and

her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.

 

Runtime: 3hrs18min

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Puccini’s LA BOHEME

February 24, 2018 @ 9:30am

 

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite

Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello.

The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and

 Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

 

Runtime: 3hrs16min

 

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Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE

March 31, 2018 @ 10am

 

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features

Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; and Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid.

 

Runtime: 3hrs56min

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Massenet’s CENDRILLON

April 28, 2018 @ 10am

 

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece.  Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin,

opposite Elna Garana in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character.

 

Runtime: 3hrs12min

 

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Senior           $7.50

Students       $7.50

Child            $6.00

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Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE

February 10, 2018 @ 9am

 

By Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano

makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara.

Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

 

Runtime: 2hrs59min

 

 

 

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Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE

March 10, 2018 @ 10am

 

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years,

will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov

as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.

 

Runtime: 3hrs50min

 

 

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Verdi’s LUISA MILLER

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30am

Met Music Director Emeritus revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl

Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. Conductor TBA.

 

Runtime: 3hrs58min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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