BFI IMAX brings live opera to the biggest screen in Britain in crystal-clear high-definition.
Ten productions in the Metropolitan Opera's groundbreaking series of live performance transmissions, beamed by satellite from New York to cinemas worldwide, can be seen in the heart of Waterloo.
Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Donizetti's fragile heroine for the first time at the Met, with tenor Rolando Villazon in the part of her lover, Edgardo. Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is her tyrannical brother. Mary Zimmerman's hit production is staged as a Victorian ghost story.
Conductor: Marco Armiliato; Production: Mary Zimmerman; Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Mariusz Kwiecien, Ildar Abdrazakov.
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 7 March 2009
Madama Butterfly: The Met: Live in HD
Live opera from New York