Live opera performance on the big screen in the Old Mill District
The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy and Peabody Award–winning Live in HD series returns to the big screen this winter.
All live events take place on Saturdays with encore presentations the following Wednesdays and Saturdays. Don’t miss the chance to experience incomparable performances live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as special interviews and behind-the-scenes features exclusive to the Live in HD series, all from the comfort of Bend’s Regal Old Mill District Stadium 16 & IMAX theaters.
Saturday, November 16, 12:55 p.m.
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes Andrea Carè as Pinkerton and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
Saturday, November 23, 9:55 a.m.*
Wednesday, December 4, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
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.
The Magic Flute
Saturday, December 7, 12:55 p.m.
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 that includes tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Nathan Gunn, and bass René Pape in this abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s classic fable.
Saturday, January 11, 9:55 a.m.*
Wednesday, January 15, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
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.
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Saturday, February 1, 9:55 a.m.*
Wednesday, February 5, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, 12:55 p.m.
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.
Saturday, February 29, 9:55 a.m.*
Wednesday, March 4, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
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.
Der Fliegende Holländer
Saturday, March 14, 9:55 a.m.*
Wednesday, March 18, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
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.
Saturday, April 11, 9:55 a.m.*
Wednesday, April 15, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 12:55 p.m.
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.
Saturday, May 9, 9:55 a.m.*
Wednesday, May 13, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
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.