Strand announces Metropolitan Opera Live-In-HD 2023-24 season

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 8:00am

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Strand Theatre
345 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States

    ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre will present the 2023-24 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts from New York City. 

    The 17th season opens on Saturday, October 21, 2023, with a live transmission of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, a Met premiere in a new production by Ivo van Hove, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen Prejean.

    The 2023–24 Live in HD season features two additional company premieres, Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, the company’s first opera in Spanish in nearly a century; new productions of Bizet’s Carmen and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino; and revivals of Verdi’s Nabucco, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Puccini’s La Rondine, and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

    Live in HD audiences will have the opportunity to watch the major Met-debut performance of Jonathan Tetelman as Ruggero in La Rondine, as well as performances by two returning Met stars: soprano Lise Davidsen as Leonora in a new production of La Forza del Destino; soprano Angel Blue as Magda in La Rondine and Micaëla in Carmen, alongside mezzosoprano Aigul Akhmetshina in the title role and tenor Piotr Beczała as Don José; and soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim as the star-crossed lovers of Roméo et Juliette. Bernheim will also be making his first Live in HD appearance in Roméo et Juliette.                                                                               

    The Met: Live in HD series has increased accessibility to Met performances for audiences around the world. Met artists serve as hosts for the Live in HD series, providing background on the operas, introducing exciting behind-the-scenes features, and conducting live interviews with stars, crew, and production teams.

    This season’s series is generously supported by Camden Law.                                                               

    Tickets can be purchased online at; 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 $30/Adults, $25/Strand Members, and $15/Students, including college students with ID.

    Tickets for encore presentations are $25/Adults, $20/Strand Members, and $5/Students.

    The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.