If you are an opera lover, but long for the beauty and prestige of New York's Metropolitan Opera, you won't be missing it for long.
Thanks to support from the Jerusalem Foundation, the Met's performances for the 2011-2012 season is now performed live, on a high definition screen at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. The HD screen was a gift from the Crown Foundation of Chicago.
The initiative, officially called "The Met, Live in HD," was a recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, and is now in its 6th season. Of the nine performances this year, 7 of them are new. Performances will be broadcast live in 40 different countries, drawing in new international audiences in a way never before possible. To date, more than 1700 tickets were sold for the Cinematheque performances,
On December 3, the current season of
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD project in collaboration with the Jerusalem
Foundation will continue with a performance of Rodelinda
by George Frideric Handel
Renée Fleming, who Jerusalem audiences know from her live
performance at this past year's Jerusalem Season of Culture, will reprise the
title role in this baroque opera.
With this project, Jerusalem has taken its place among the 1600
theaters in 54 countries participating in the Met's live performance event.
According to many Jerusalemites who enjoyed the shows this past year, the HD
effect provides a front row feeling second only to hopping a plane to New York City.
"With this initiative, we bring the forefront of culture to Jerusalem, with quality picture and sound in a way that makes you actually feel like you are sitting in the New York audience at the Metropolitan" said Yigal Molad Hayo, general manager of the Cinematheque.
For tickets, please call 02-5654356
for the 2011-2012 performance schedule
to view a video of the making of Anna Bolena