The 2021-2022 season of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD simulcasts from New York City’s Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre commences on Saturday, October 9, at 1 p.m., with a broadcast of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. An encore presentation will take place on Tuesday, October 19, at 1 p.m.
Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, according to Strand Theatre, in a news release. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version.
“Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself,” said the release.
This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
The Strand Theatre’s Covid-19 safety protocols include setting the auditorium capacity at 30%, or 100 seats per show; providing reserved seating with a buffer of empty seats around each party; and requiring all patrons and staff to wear masks for the duration of their stay. These protocols may be revised as local conditions change. Please refer to the Strand Theatre website or call (207) 594-0070 for more information.
Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, 20 min. Tickets: $27/Adults; $25/Strand Members; $15/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID. Encore tickets: $23/Adults; $15/Strand Members; $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID. All tickets are for reserved seats, and are available at www.rocklandstrand.com; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the box office when the theater is open for shows, and one hour before each opera show time.