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Met season opens with 'Macbeth'

Published:Friday | October 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Zeljko Lucic in the title role of Verdi's 'Macbeth' at the Metropolitan Opera. Contributed

The ninth season of Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 cinemas in 69 countries, including Jamaica, begins on October 11 with Verdi's Shakespearean drama Macbeth.

It stars Anna Netrebko in her first Met performances of the vocally and dramatically demanding role of Lady Macbeth. Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble's acclaimed production, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi, features a stellar cast, including Zeljko Lucic in the title role, Joseph Calleja as MacDuff, and Rene Pape as Banquo.

Live performances at Carib 5 only. Encore at Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex. The schedule for the Met: Live in HD 2014 - 2015 season, is:

Macbeth Verdierdi

Oct 11 (Encore: Sunday, Oct 19)

Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart

Oct 18 (Encore: Sunday, Oct 26)

Carmen Bizet

Nov 1 (Encore: Sunday, Nov 9)

Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini

Nov 22 (Encore: Sunday, Nov 30)

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Wagner

Dec 13 (Encore: Sunday, Dec 21)

The Merry Widow Lehar

Jan 17 (Encore: Sunday, Jan 25)

Les Contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach

Jan 31 (Encore: Sunday, Feb 8)