BFI IMAX brings live opera to the biggest screen in Britain as it launches The Met: Live in HD in crystal-clear high-definition. Ten productions in the Met's groundbreaking series of live performance transmissions, beamed by satellite from New York to cinemas worldwide, can be seen in the heart of Waterloo.
Robert Lepage, one of theatre's most imaginative directors, applies his artistry to Berlioz's contemplation of good and evil.
Using projections, Lepage has created a vision for La Damnation de Faust that seamlessly marries art and technology.
Marcello Giordani stars in the title role opposite Susan Graham as Marguerite and John Relyea as Mephistopheles. James Levine conducts this rarely staged masterwork.
Conductor: James Levine; Production: Robert Lepage; Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, John Relyea.
The design of this large auditorium lends itself perfectly to hosting opera. As well as its high ceiling, the comfortable seating is steeply raked, offering an unobstructed view from every seat.
The Met: Live in HD captures the onstage action from striking angles and heightens attention to the narrative elements of both performance and production. Behind-the-scenes features, live interviews with cast and crew, insightful short documentaries, and bird's-eye views of the productions offer an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera.
Saturday 20 December 2008
Thais: The Met: Live in HD
Live opera from New York