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Met Opera HD Season Begins

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The 2014-15 season of opera performances, transmitted live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera stage, begins October 11th with Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth, starring Željko Lučić’s in the title role and Anna Netrebko as his mad and murderous mate Lady Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also features Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo.

Experience the excitement of the Met live in high-definition at your neighborhood theater. Go to metopera.org for series information, participating locations (including Tinseltown in Medford and Movies 14 in Redding) and ticket information. The full season includes:

October 11th: Verdi’s Macbeth
October 18th: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
November 22nd: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
December 13th: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
January 17th: Lehár’s The Merry Widow
January 31st: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann
February 14th: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta/ Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle
March 14th: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago
April 25th: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana/ Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins December 6th at 10am with Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.