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BELLINI’S NORMA - LIVE FROM THE MET

BELLINI’S NORMA - LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Carlo Rizzi

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso.                                               Bellini’s masterpiece boasts one of the most famous arias in all of opera, the beautiful “Casta diva.”

Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals—only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed


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Saturday 7 Oct 201717:55 Book Now

MOZART’S DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (The Magic Flute) - MET LIVE

MOZART’S DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (The Magic Flute) - MET LIVE

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at Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: James Levine

Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno the foolish bird catcher learn wisdom enough to help him? The Queen of the Night’s aria, with its stratospheric high notes, is just one of the countless highlights in this tale of love and magic, mysterious secrets, and whimsical fantasy. Julie Taymor’s (The Lion King) enchanting production captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its enlightened nobility. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a cast of rising young stars.  Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Markus Werba as Papageno


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Saturday 14 Oct 201717:55 Book Now

THOMAS ADÈS’ THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL– LIVE FROM THE MET

THOMAS ADÈS’ THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL– LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Thomas Adès.

Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film. The cast is filled with established British names including Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice,Ieystn Davies and John Tomlinson. “Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times).


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Saturday 18 Nov 201717:55 Book Now

PUCCINI’S TOSCA - LIVE FROM THE MET New Production

PUCCINI’S TOSCA - LIVE FROM THE MET New Production

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at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Andris Nelsons.                                               Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles.


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Saturday 27 Jan 201817:55 Book Now

DONIZETTI’S L’ELISIR D’AMORE-LIVE FROM THE MET

DONIZETTI’S  L’ELISIR D’AMORE-LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her.

Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting. The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth.


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Saturday 10 Feb 201817:00 Book Now

PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME- LIVE FROM THE MET

PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME- LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Marco Armiliato

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, and living it up in their local cafe. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, the pair instantly fall in love. But Mimì is ill, Rodolfo is jealous, and their romance is doomed from the start. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple, singing two sublime Puccini favourites—“Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “Che gelida manina.” Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello


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Saturday 24 Feb 201817:30 Book Now

ROSSINI’S SEMIRAMIDE- LIVE FROM THE MET

ROSSINI’S SEMIRAMIDE- LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Maurizio Benini.                                             Angela Meade making her Met role debut takes on the challenging vocal fireworks as the title character in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years


Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won. Based on a story by Voltaire, this rarely performed tragic opera reveals The Barber of Seville composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light. The title role—composed for Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran—features some of the most demanding vocal music he ever wrote. Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.


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Saturday 10 Mar 201817:55 Book Now

MOZART’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE RECORDED LIVE FROM THE MET

MOZART’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE RECORDED LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: David Robertson

Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The cast features Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi as the sisters put to the test, with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as their fiancés, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts Mozart’s delightful score.


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Friday 6 Apr 201817:55 Book Now

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: James Levine

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.


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Saturday 14 Apr 201817:30 Book Now

MASSENET’S CENDRILLON - LIVE FROM THE MET

MASSENET’S CENDRILLON - LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor Bertrand de Billy

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the archetypal wicked stepmother. A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her—did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery with her good-natured father and his imperious wife, until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opera de Lille


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Saturday 28 Apr 201817:55 Book Now