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MET OPERA - SEASON 2018/19

After enormous demand, the Theatre Royal Castlemaine is very pleased to announce the return of the stunning Met Opera Live Season 2018/19. Spanning from October 2018 until August 2019, every month you will have incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the illustrious art of Opera, curated by some of the world's finest performers and filmed live from New York City.

TICKET PACKAGES:
Full 3-pack $78 / Conc 3 Pack $66

Full 5-pack $125 / Conc 5-pack $105

Full Season 10-pack $240 / Conc 10-pack $200

TICKET PRICES:

Single Show Tickets
Full $28
Conc $24
Child $15

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AIDA

SUN 21 OCT - 1PM
THU 25 OCT- 1PM
SAT 27 OCT - 1PM

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In Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, Soprano Anna Netrebko make her MET debut, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

Approx. Runtime: 3:56 (2 Intermissions)

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SAMSON ET DALILA

SUN 11 NOV - 1PM
THU 15 NOV - 1PM
SAT 17 NOV - 1PM

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Camille Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.

Approx. Runtime: 3:29 (2 Intermissions)

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SUN 9 DEC - 1PM
THU 13 DEC - 1PM
SAT 15 DEC - 1PM

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

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Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Approx. Runtime: 3:42 (2 Intermissions)

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SUN 10 FEB - 1PM
THU 14 FEB - 1PM
SAT 16 FEB - 1PM

MARNIE

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Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut, conducting the liberetto by Nicholas Wright.

Approx. Runtime: 3:17 (1 Intermission)

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SUN 10 MAR - 1PM
THU 14 MAR - 1PM
SAT 16 MAR - 1PM

LA TRAVIATA

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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

Approx. Runtime: 3:32 (2 Intermissions)

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SUN 7 APR - 1PM
THU 9 APR - 1PM
SAT 13 APR - 1PM

Adriana Lecouvreur

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For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.

Approx. Runtime: 3:58 (2 Intermissions)

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SUN 5 MAY - 1PM
THU 9 MAY - 1PM
SAT 11 MAY - 1PM

CARMEN

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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

Approx. Runtime: 3:41 (1 Intermission)

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SUN 2 JUNE - 1PM
THU 6 JUNE - 1PM
SAT 8 JUNE - 1PM

La Fille du Régiment

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Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Approx. Runtime: 2:55 (1 Intermission)

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SUN 30 JUN - 1PM
THU  4 JUL - 1PM
SAT  6 JUL - 1PM

Die Walküre

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The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-MariaWestbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Approx. Runtime: 5:20 (2 Intermissions)

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SUN 28 JUL - 1PM
THU 1 AUG - 1PM
SAT 3 AUG - 1PM

Dialogues des Carmélites

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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

Approx. Runtime: 3:29 (1 Intermission)