The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Met Opera Live in HD series returns to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center for the second half of the 2015-16 season on Saturday, January 16th. Located inside Fryeburg Academy’s state-of-the-art theater, the live simulcast’s high-definition picture and surround sound audio will make it seem as if you are actually watching the performance inside New York City’s famed opera house.
Bizet’s Les Pecheurs de Perles starts off the second half of the season on Saturday, January 16th at 1:00 pm. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leila, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.
The 2015-16 Live in HD season also features Turandot (January 30th), Manon Lescaut (March 3rd), Madama Butterfly (April 2nd), Roberto Devereux (April 16th), and Elektra (April 30th).
Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $18 for students. You can pre-order tickets online at www.fryeburgacademy.org or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. Tickets will also be available at the box office an hour before the show. Lake Region Caterers will be serving lunch in the lobby an hour before each show. Joe De Vito will be hosting a free Lecture Series every Thursday before a live simulcast at 3:00 pm to prepare attendees for the upcoming performance.
The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine.