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Tristan und Isolde to open The Met: Live in HD 2016/2017 season

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 9:00 AM
Nina Stemme as Isolde in Mariusz Trelieski's new production of Wagner's ‘Tristan und Isolde’.

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 11th season on October 8 with the 100th transmission in series history, with a new production of Robert Wagner's Tristan und Isolde,

conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, directed by Mariusz Trelinski, and starring Nina Stemme - the world's pre-eminent Isolde.

To mark the occasion, Palace Amusement has partnered with the Jamaican-German Society and The Gleaner to bring this opera by the distinguished German composer to the Jamaican audience, in keeping with the celebration of Germany Week.

Live in HD audiences around the world will see 10 live performances from the Met's 2016-17 season, which celebrates the company's 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center. This season's HD transmissions include five new productions from the Met season and three operas new to the series. The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 20 million tickets sold over the first 10 years of the series. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theatres in 70 countries around the world, including Jamaica's Carib 5.