“The Met: Live in HD” Returns to Cinemas for Seventh Sensational Season
Posted 3/19/2013 12:00:00 PM

The Emmy® and Peabody award-winning “The Met: Live in HD” series returns to U.S. cinemas for a seventh season featuring 12 live operas from the Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-13 season.

Tickets are available at participating cinema box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

“In addition to bringing grand opera directly from our stage into communities across the nation and around the world, our HD programs energize our performers, who know that a sizeable percentage of the global population of opera fans are watching and listening to them,” said Peter Gelb, the Met’s General Manager.

Presented by The Metropolitan Opera and NCM Fathom Events, NCM’s entertainment and events division, the live transmissions of the “The Met: Live in HD” 2012-13 season will be broadcast to 167 U.S. markets in more than 660 select cinemas (the series is also shown in 100 additional independent venues nationwide).

“For the seventh straight season, the splendor of ‘The Met: Live in HD’ series will continue to captivate fans as the passion and creative spirit of America’s world-reknowned opera company returns to cinemas nationwide,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events.

“With each year, the popularity of the Met’s in-cinema series continues to grow bigger and Fathom is proud to bring opera fans across the U.S. the opportunity to experience this treaure of the arts with their families and friends.”

“The Met: Live in HD” is shown in more than 1,900 cinemas in 60 countries, making the Met the only arts institution with an ongoing global art series of this scale. “The Met: Live in HD” series is made possible by a generous grant from The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsor of “The Met: Live in HD” is Bloomberg.

Coming up next in the 2013 “The Met: Live in HD” series:

Saturday, April 27, 2013 – Noon Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacific

GIULIO CESARE (Handel) David McVicar’s inventive production of Handel’s Baroque classic comes to the Met for the first time, with major stars as Caesar and Cleopatra.

The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role of Julius Caesar opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Expected Running Time: 4 hours 35 minutes

Experience the seventh season of the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD in movie theaters nationwide.

The broadcast of Handel’s Giulio Cesare will be presented live for only one day on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT in select movie theaters.

An encore presentation of this performance will be exhibited in select movie theaters on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM in all time zones.

**Programs and casting subject to change. For more details on the operas, please visit the Met’s website at www.metopera.org/hdlive

About National CineMedia (NCM) NCM operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema advertising and events across the nation’s largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM’s theater advertising network covers 181 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes over 19,000 screens (over 18,100 digital). During 2011, approximately 680 million patrons (on an annualized basis) attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is comprised of over 700 locations in 170 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 42 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 48.6% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com. About the Metropolitan Opera Under the leadership of General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine, the Met has a series of bold initiatives underway that are designed to broaden its audience and revitalize the company’s repertory. The Met has made a commitment to presenting modern masterpieces alongside the classic repertory, with highly theatrical productions featuring the greatest opera stars in the world.

For more information about the Metropolitan Opera, please visit www.metopera.org.

Posted By: Max Foizey  

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