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Great Performances at the Met

In a historic first for any major performing arts institution in this country or abroad, the Metropolitan Opera this season will transmit six of its Saturday matinee performances live in high definition into movie theaters in the United States, Canada and Europe. These productions will later be broadcast on PBS. The operas are the new English-language adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Julie Taymor; I Puritani starring Anna Netrebko; the world premiere production of Tan Dun's The First Emperor with Placido Domingo in the title role; Eugene Onegin with Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Valery Gergiev; . . .

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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 - 8:00 PM    "Wagner's Ring Cycle - Das Rheingold" The gods of Valhalla clash with underworld dwarves and giants in this opening opera of the cycle. Evil Alberich steals gold from the Rhine and uses it to forge a ring of unimaginable power. Wotan (Bryn Terfel), the king of the gods, uses magic to steal the ring but it is cursed, guaranteeing misery for whoever wears it. Unwilling to part with the ring, Wotan breaks a contract with the giants and sets a chain of events in motion that will end in his destruction. James Levine conducts. Sung in German with English subtitles. G
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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 - 8:00 PM "Wagner's Ring Cycle - Das Rheingold" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 - 8:00 PM "Wagner's Ring Cycle - Die Walkure" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 - 8:00 PM "Wagner's Ring Cycle - Siegfried" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Sep 14, 2012 - 8:00 PM "Wagner's Ring Cycle - Gotterdammerung" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 9:00 PM "L'Elisir d'Amore" (IDAHO)
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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Rigoletto" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Jan 17, 2014 - 9:00 PM "Eugene Onegin" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Jun 27, 2014 - 8:30 PM "La Boheme" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Jan 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM "Le Nozze di Figaro" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Jun 19, 2015 - 8:00 PM "The Merry Widow" (IDAHO)
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