About The Met: Live in HD

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (also known as The Met: Live in HD) is a series of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to select venues, primarily movie theaters, in the United States and other parts of the world. The first transmission was of a condensed English-language version of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte on December 30, 2006.

The simulcasts allow more people to experience the excitement of the Met's high-quality performance offerings. This audience includes current opera fans unable to get to New York City to see the shows in person and potential opera fans looking for an easy, affordable method of checking out a new art form.

"This Metropolitan Opera series is a unique opportunity for people to experience world-class opera in their local community, plus the movie theatre environment and affordable ticket price make these events something that the entire family can enjoy. If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending a live opera performance before, this is the perfect opportunity to see why this magical art form has captured audiences’ imaginations for generations."

The Met: Live in HD is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winnings series.

More info about previous Met: Live in HD seasons on http://en.wikipedia.org or http:// www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/.

About Aerofilms

Aerofilms is a Czech film distribution company that extends the activities of the three largest art- house cinemas in Prague, Aero and Svetozor and Bio Oko. AEROFILMS was set up as a joint project of the three cinemas.

Aerofilms focuses on high quality and attractive films including documentaries. The films will be distributed in theatres, on DVD and broadcast television in the territories of the Czech and Slovak Republics. The AEROFILMS lineup is open to productions from any territory of the world, and is not limited to any date of production.

Aerofilms relies on the long term experience gained while operating the successful art-house theatres, AERO and SVETOZOR and BIO OKO. A deep knowledge of both the audience and the local market will be a strong advantage for Aerofilms management.

Aerofilms will also pay attention to high profile, classic masterpieces by releasing some of these outstanding films in excellent quality for the first time in the territory on DVD.

Aerofilms Ltd., Jirečkova 8, 170 00, Prague 7, info@aerofilms.cz, +420 608300557.

Programme season 2017-18

V. Bellini: Norma - New Production
October 7, 2017, 6:45pm
Rizzi / McVicar / Radvanovsky / DiDonato / Calleja / Rose

W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
October 14, 2017, 6:45pm
Levine / Taymor / Schultz / Lewek / Castronovo / Werba / Van Horn / Pape

T. Adès: The Exterminating Angel - Met premiere
November 18, 2017, 6:45pm
Adès / Cairns / Luna / Echalaz / Matthews / Bevan / Coote / Rice / Davies / Kaiser / Antoun / Portillo / Moore / Gilfry / Burdette / Van Horn / Tomlinson

G. Puccini: Tosca - New Production
January 27, 2018, 6:45pm
Nelsons / McVicar / Opolais / Kaufmann / Terfel / Carfizzi

G. Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore
February 10, 2018, 5:45pm
Hindoyan / Sher / Yende / Polenzani / Luciano / D’Arcangelo

G. Puccini: La Bohème
February 24, 2018, 6:15pm
Armiliato / Zeffirelli / Yoncheva / Phillips / Fabiano / Meachem / Lavrov / Rose / Plishka

G. Rossini: Semiramide - First time in HD
March 10, 2018, 6:45pm
Benini / Copley / Meade / DeShong / Camarena / Abdrazakov / Speedo Green

W.A. Mozart: Così fan tutte - New production
March 31, 2018, 6:45pm
Robertson / McDermott / Majeski / Malfi / O’Hara / Bliss / Plachetka / Maltman
Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.

G. Verdi: Luisa Miller - First time in HD
April 14, 2018, 6:15pm
Levine / Moshinsky / Yoncheva / Petrova / Beczala / Domingo / Vinogradov / Belosselskiy

J. Massenet: Cendrillon - Met premiere
April 28, 2018, 6:45pm
de Billy / Pelly / DiDonato / Coote / Blythe / Kim / Naouri


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