Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Special Opera Encores: The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel at the Digiplex Theaters NJ & CT

Holiday Opera Encores 
This holiday season, NCM Fathom and the Metropolitan Opera will present two special encores: Mozart’s 'The Magic Flute' and Humperdinck’s 'Hansel and Gretel' from the award-winning series The Met: Live in HD.
The operas encores are designed to bring appeal of the opera to families with children and will screen in the United States through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network on December 21 and December 22.

Tickets for these wonderful Holiday Encores in HD are available at or at the theaters' box offices listed below.

Wednesday, December 21 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Conducted by James Levine
Production by Julie Taymor
Starring Ying Huang as Pamina, Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, Nathan Gunn as Papageno, and René Pape as Sarastro
In Julie Taymor’s fantastical production of Mozart’s classic opera, the hero Tamino teams up with the comical bird-catcher Papageno to win the hand of the beautiful princess Pamina. To find her, the two unlikely friends must navigate through a mysterious world of supernatural dangers and avoid the wrath of Pamina’s vengeful mother, the evil Queen of the Night.

Theaters: - Digiplex Cranford Theater
                   25 North Avenue
                   Cranford, NJ 07016
                - Digiplex Bloomfield 8 Theater
                  863 Park Avenue
                  Bloomfield, CT 06002

Thursday, December 22 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
Production by Richard Jones
Starring Christine Schäfer as Gretel, Alice Coote as Hansel, Rosalind Plowright as Gertrud, Philip Langridge as the Witch, Alan Held as Peter
In this English-language version of Humperdinck’s opera, the famous fairy tale siblings wander into the forest in search of strawberries and find themselves in the clutches of an evil witch, who is determined to turn them into gingerbread cookies. The score includes the familiar “Evening Prayer,” in which the children, alone in the forest, ask for 14 angels to guard them as they sleep.

 - Digiplex Bloomfield 8 Theater
863 Park Avenue
       Bloomfield, CT 06002

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