The Met: Live In HD – Massenet’s MANON

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time.... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – Minghella’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time.... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – Philip Glass’s AKHNATEN

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55 pm Eastern Time.... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

Athena Cinema 20 South Court Street, Athens, OH

Julie Taymor’s kaleidoscopic production returns to select cinemas this holiday season in an encore presentation of the company’s first-ever Live in HD transmission. James Levine conducts a winning ensemble that includes tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Nathan Gunn, and bass René Pape in this abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s classic fable. All ten operas will be... Read More

$8 – $12.50

The Met: Live In HD – Berg’s WOZZECK

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. All ten operas will be Saturday... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – Philip Glass’s AGRIPPINA

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted live from the Met stage at 12:55... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – Puccini’s TOSCA

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee... Read More

$8 – $18

The Met: Live In HD – Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA

Athena Cinema 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH

A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting. All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances transmitted... Read More

$8 – $18