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The Met: Live in HD

The Met: Live in HD presents high-definition screenings of opera performances in the Metropolitan Opera House, one of the best opera houses in the world. Its dazzling productions are filmed by 14 different cameras in high definition format and transmitted to cinemas across the world. The Metropolitan Opera pioneered live HD movie-theater simulcasts in 2006. The acclaimed performances now reach over 2,000 venues in 70 countries and receive rave reviews. The impact of the live performance remains spectacular on screen. For The Met: Live in HD 2023-24 season, Emperor Cinemas brings the Hong Kong premieres of Jake Heggie’s contemporary masterpiece Dead Man Walking with brand new production by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove, Verdi’s Nabucco that shows ancient Babylon in classic biblical staging, and Bizet’s Carmen in modern setting. Gounod’s love tragedy Roméo et Juliette, Puccini’s bittersweet La Rondine, and Puccini’s devastating Madama Butterfly will be presented at Emperor Cinemas as well.

The Met: Live in HD presents high-definition screenings of opera performances in the Metropolitan Opera House, one of the best opera houses in the world. Its dazzling productions are filmed by 14 different cameras in high definition format and transmitted to cinemas across the world. The Metropolitan Opera pioneered live HD movie-theater simulcasts in 2006. The acclaimed performances now reach over 2,000 venues in 70 countries and receive rave reviews. The impact of the live performance remains spectacular on screen. For The Met: Live in HD 2023-24 season, Emperor Cinemas brings the Hong Kong premieres of Jake Heggie’s contemporary masterpiece Dead Man Walking with brand new production by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove, Verdi’s Nabucco that shows ancient Babylon in classic biblical staging, and Bizet’s Carmen in modern setting. Gounod’s love tragedy Roméo et Juliette, Puccini’s bittersweet La Rondine, and Puccini’s devastating Madama Butterfly will be presented at Emperor Cinemas as well.
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (The Met 2024)
210 Minutes
Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman stars as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong reprises the role of the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Lucas Meachem is the American consul Sharpless. Acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang takes the podium to conduct Anthony Minghella’s vivid production.
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Puccini’s La Rondine (The Met 2024)
182 Minutes
Puccini’s bittersweet love story arrives in cinemas with soprano Angel Blue starring as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. Soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov complete the sterling cast as Lisette and Prunier.
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Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (The Met 2024)
212 Minutes
Two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. Bartlett Sher’s towering staging also features baritone Will Liverman and tenor Frederick Ballentine as the archrivals Mercutio and Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as the mischievous pageboy Stéphano, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Frère Laurent.
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