Lewisburg theater announces Met opera broadcast schedule

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The opera Marnie will be among those transmitted in high-definition from from the Met to the Greenbrier Valley Theatre
The opera Marnie will be among those transmitted from the Met to a theater near The Greenbrier.

Lewisburg may seem a world away from New York City, but its arts scene is not so far removed. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre today announced its schedule of live Metropolitan Opera broadcasts for 2018-2019, to be transmitted in real time to the theater Saturday afternoons.

Each high-definition transmission from the Met will be introduced by Dr. James Caplinger of the University of Charleston, who will present a 30-minute lecture on the performance.

The season opens with Verdi’s Aida, the tale of an Ethiopian princess held hostage, starring Anna Netrebko. His La Traviata will be featured, along with Bizet’s four-act favorite, Carmen.

Audiences will also see new productions such as Marnie, a thriller by Nico Muhly, and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, starring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles.

  • Guiseppe Verdi’s Aida, October 6 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, October 20 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Giacomo Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, October 27 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Nico Muhly Libretto Nicholas Wright’s Marnie, November 10 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Guiseppe Verdi’e La Traviata, December 15 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, January 12, 2019 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Georges Bizet’s Carmen, February 2, 2019 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Gaetano Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, March 2, 2019 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre, March 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Frances Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, May 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $14 for seniors, and $10 for children and students. Season tickets are available. For tickets or more information, visit the theater box office or call 304-645-3838.

The program is presented with financial assistance from the W.Va. Division of Culture & History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the W.Va. Commission on the Arts.

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