I had to miss HD Live Broadcast of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde last Saturday due to my vacation, but as some might know this particular production was somewhat unfortunate when it came to singer cancellation due to sickness, so Met has decided to do an online broadcast of the last date of Tristan this Friday with (hopefully) healthy duo of Voigt and Heppner who were scheduled to sing all dates together but that did not happen. The web broadcast will be this Friday, March 28 at 7PM (ET). Here’s the official “news flash”:
Live on the Web! Voigt and Heppner Together in Tristan
March 27, 2008
Deborah Voigt and Ben Heppner, originally scheduled to star in all six performances of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde this season, are scheduled to sing together on Friday night. Illness has prevented them from taking the stage together until this final Tristan of the season, conducted by James Levine. To celebrate their very first full performance together—anywhere—of this epic opera, the Met will stream the performance live on its website.
Visit MetOpera.org at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28, to hear Voigt and Heppner live from the Met in Tristan und Isolde.
And like last year, PBS is going to start broadcasting this year’s “Met at the Movies” operas on March 30th:
Good news for opera fans who’d like to recreate the Live in HD experience in their living rooms. Beginning March 30, 14 of the Met’s transmissions will be presented on PBS as Sunday afternoon broadcasts in their Great Performances at the Met series. “The opera-loving public throughout the world has embraced our live HD transmissions into movie theaters,” says General Manager Peter Gelb. “We are pleased to now bring these same programs directly to the homes of our loyal PBS audience.” The spring HD marathon kicks off with Richard Jones’s imaginative production of Hansel and Gretel and runs through June 29, with Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment as the finale. All performances will be presented in high definition and 5.1 digital surround sound.
For showtimes, visit the Great Performances at the Met website