Met Opera’s Die Zauberflöte simulcast to air at Strand, June 3
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ROCKLAND — Metropolitan Opera simulcasts from New York City continue Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m., at the Strand Theatre, with Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. An encore will be presented on Tuesday, June 13, at 1 p.m.
“One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared ‘the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera,’” said the Strand, in a news release.
Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast.
“In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable,” said the release. “The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro.
This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
This series is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Estimated running time is 3 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.RocklandStrand.com; by calling the box office at (207) 594-0070; or at the walk-up box office when the theater is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera showtime.Ticket prices for the live broadcasts are $27/Adults, $25/Strand Members, and $15/Students.
Tickets for encore presentations are $23/Adults, $15/Strand Members, and $5/Students.
One hundred tickets are available for each show, and will be sold as reserved seats.
Masks are recommended for Covid safety but not required, except in the balcony.
The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.