Opera fans and music lovers are invited to experience the Metropolitan Opera and enjoy encore screenings of the six most recently performed shows. “Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD,” is a groundbreaking series of opera performances being transmitted into movie theatres worldwide. Guests can catch all the action at 6:30PM every Wednesday beginning June 15 through July 27 at the Kerasotes ShowPlace Icon Theatre located in the South Loop. The complete schedule is available below.
The broadcast will be presented live on the big screen in the auditorium at Icon and feature cutting-edge digital cinema projectors with 26,000 watts of power for distortion-free listening.
WHEN: Wednesdays June 15 – July 27
COST: $15 general admission; $12.50 senior
TO RESERVE: Advance ticket purchase available at visit www.showplaceicon.com
Wednesday, June 15, 6:30pm
Patricia Racette sings the title role in the late Anthony Minghella’s stunning production of Puccini’s tragedy, a new classic of the Met repertory that opened the 2006–07 season. Marcello Giordani is American Navy Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, and Dwayne Croft and Maria Zifchak co-star. Patrick Summers conducts.
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30pm
Anna Netrebko reprises her sensational turn in this sophisticated bel canto comedy, opposite Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo in the title role. Music Director James Levine conducts. When Otto Schenk’s production premiered in 2006, the New York Times called it “brilliant” and “wonderful.”
Wednesday, June 29, 6:30pm
Four decades into a legendary Met career, tenor Plácido Domingo makes history singing the title role in Verdi’s gripping political thriller, which is written for a baritone. Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, and James Morris are his co-stars in this moving story of a father and his lost daughter. James Levine conducts.
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30pm
La Fille du Regiment
Laurent Pelly’s hilarious production stars Natalie Dessay as the tomboy Marie, who has been brought up as the “daughter of the regiment,” and Juan Diego Flórez as the young man in love with her. Dazzling coloratura, including Flórez’s nine high Cs in his act-one aria, meets perfect comic timing. Legendary actress Marian Seldes makes a special appearance as the Duchess of Krakenthorp and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30pm
Luc Bondy’s dramatic production of Puccini’s operatic thriller, which Le Monde called “a perfect night at the opera,” stars Karita Mattila in the title role. Marcelo Álvarez is her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze plays Scarpia, the sadistic chief of police who wants Tosca for himself. Joseph Colaneri conducts.
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm
“I think Don Carlo is the quintessential Verdi opera,” says Director Nicholas Hytner, who made his Met debut with this production of the composer’s epic drama of love and politics. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Roberto Alagna in the title role, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova, and Simon Keenlyside also star.
ShowPlace ICON Theatre
150 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60605
Located just west of the intersection of Clark and Roosevelt Rd
For Showtimes please visit www.showplaceicon.com