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Arts & Entertainment MET Opera Live in HD coming to Highlands PAC in October

A scene from Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”A project that started nearly two years ago is coming to fruition. Beginning Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center will be presenting the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD.

All operas will be streamed live during the Saturday afternoon MET matinees. (The Oct. 5 opera will be shown in Highlands on Oct. 12, as PAC had a concert previously scheduled.)

The Saturday afternoon operas begin at 12:55 p.m. with a short discussion about each opera beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The Met: Live in HD’s 2013-14 season features 10 live transmissions, including four new productions.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series offers a significant portion of the Met season to opera lovers around the world.

“We have chosen a wide sampling of the best of our new season for the opera lovers around the world to enjoy locally,” said Met general manager Peter Gelb. “Our commitment to making opera accessible and affordable continues.”

The Met: Live in HD is now shown in more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries, making the Met the only arts institution with an ongoing global art series of this scale. Since 2006, its program has grown every season, with more than 12 million tickets sold to date.

Met opera stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes features. The worldwide HD audience is given an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera at one of the world’s great houses.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg. HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers.

Tickets are available online at www.highlandspac.org or by calling (828)526-9047. The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center is located at 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.

The Met: Live in HD 2013-14 Schedule


  • Eugene Onegin – Tchaikovsky – October 12
  • The Nose – Shostakovich - October 26
  • Tosca – Puccini - November 9
  • Falstaff – Giuseppe Verdi – December 14


  • Rusalka - Dvorák – February 8
  • Prince Igor – Alexander Borodin – March 1
  • Werther – Jules Massenet – March 15
  • La Bohème - Puccini – April 5
  • Così fan tutte - Mozart – April 26
  • La Cenerentola - Rossini – May 10, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.


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