Ambrogio Maestri and Anna Netrebko star in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Ambrogio Maestri and Anna Netrebko star in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Opera live from The Met returns

Vernon's Galaxy Cinemas once again hosts the 2012-13 season of The Met: Live in HD from New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera.

Local music lovers can once again experience the world’s greatest operatic performances live in Vernon’s Galaxy Cinemas.

The theatre is once again hosting the 2012-13 season of The Met: Live in HD, which will bring performances from New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera to the big screen with crystal clear images and Dolby digital surround sound.

The season begins Oct. 13 with Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’ Amore.

Featuring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and American tenor Matthew Polenzani as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino, Bartlett Sher’s new production is one of the greatest comic gems in opera, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

“We’re pleased to provide Canadians access to one of the world’s most important opera companies, live from the comfort and convenience of their local theatre,” said Pat Marshall, vice president of communications at Cineplex Entertainment.  “With stunning close-up visuals and unbelievable sound, our guests say this is a great way to experience the opera.”

The Met: Live in HD continues Oct. 27 with Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece, Otello; Nov. 10 features The Tempest, conducted by Thomas Adès;   Dec. 1 is La Clemenza di Tito, with Elina Garanca singing the part of Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome.

On Dec. 8, director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for a dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance in Un Ballo in Maschera. Dec. 15 is The Met’s unforgettable production of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama Aida. (The 2013 shows are listed at www.cineplex.com/Events/MetOpera/Home.aspx)

Individual tickets for the 2012-13 season are now available at Galaxy Cinemas box office and online. Guests can also purchase the entire 2012-13 season online at discounted rates. Visit cineplex.com/events for more information, including a list of participating theatres and showtimes.