NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Metropolitan Opera today announced its premiere Yannick: An Artist’s Journey, a new documentary by an award-winning filmmaker Susan Fromemke, about the path that inspires Yannick View-Seguin to become Met’s Music Director Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer. The documentary will be screened in over 600 selected US theaters through Fathom Events at Wednesday, July 7. As theaters reopen, the Met has also announced a schedule for its Summer Encore 2021 series in the US, which will feature reruns of popular operas from top companies. Live in HD a series of cinema presentations.
Yannick: An Artist’s Journey follows Maestro Nézet-Séguin on his journey from young conductor to being named the third music director in Met history. This documentary features incredible and lively house films, shot by the Nézet-Séguin family while he was growing up in Montreal, which captures the artistic curiosity and sheer talent of a child fascinated by art and religion, until an enlightenment leads him to devote his life to music. In addition to interviews with family, mentors, colleagues, and the maestro himself, the film also features behind-the-scenes footage of Nézet-Séguin in rehearsal, highlighting his musical house in Montreal, Philadelphia, and New York. The camera follows the energetic artist as he prepares for Verdi’s new production Traviata during the 2018–19 Met season, which marked his first appearance as Met Music Director. The film was ordered in the final weeks of the season, with Nézet-Séguin preparing and directing the transcendent interpretation of Poulenc’s Carmelite Dialogue. This production reflects Nézet-Séguin’s musical sensibilities, collaborative spirit, and religious background, providing an evocative framework for a film that explores a person’s artistic inspiration and ideals.
This film is directed by Susan Fromemke, whose documentary includes an Oscar nomination LaLee’s Kin: Cotton Legacy, as well as previous collaborations with the Met such as audition, Wagner’s Dream, and Opera house.
This film was made possible thanks to the generosity of Louise, Sophie and André Desmarais, in memory of their mother, Jacqueline Desmarais, and to underline his love of music.
Release Yannick: An Artist’s Journey ahead of the Met’s Summer Encores, which will feature popular rebroadcasts of the company’s breakthrough Live in HD series in certain theaters. Summer Encore title in United States of America is the Gershwin family Porgy and Bess, Bizet’s Carmen, and Puccini’s Tuscany. US screening dates are listed below along with cast details and opera information.
Yannick: An Artist’s Journey and Summer Encores will be shown in more than 600 theaters across the country. To find theaters and buy tickets, visit FathomEvents.com.
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Encore Summer 2021 Cinema Schedule at United States of America
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Gershwin Family PORGY AND BESS: 14 July 2021, 1 pm and 18:30 local time
During the 2019–20 season, one of America’s greatest operas returns to the Met stage for the first time in 30 years, with a premiere James Robinsonvibrant new production. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Blue Angel starred in the title role, being the lead of a phenomenal ensemble. HD performance also comes with soprano Golda Schultz and bass-baritone Donovan Singletary as Clara and Jake, sopranos Latonia Moore as Serena, and tenor Frederick Ballentine and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Sportin’ Life and Crown. And as matriarch of the Maria community, mezzo-soprano Denyce’s Grave provide scene stealing performance. David Robertson lead Gershwin’s beloved score, which includes a number of melodies that have become standard American classics. Transmitted directly February 1, 2020.
CARMEN: 28 July 2021, 1 pm and 18:30 local time
Richard Eyreamazing production of opera star Bizet mezzo-soprano Elna Garanča as the unforgettable gypsy of the title—a woman every man wants but is determined to stay true to himself. Tenor Roberto Alagne is Don José, the soldier who fell under his spell and sacrificed everything for his love, only to be dumped when the toreador Escamillo (bass-baritone Teddy Tofu Rhodes) caught Carmen’s interest. Performed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and with a choreographed dance Christopher Wheeldon, this Carmen brings every aspect of the Bizet story to thrilling life. Transmitted directly January 16, 2010.
TOSCA: August 4, 2021, 1 pm and 18:30 local time
Sir David McVicarThe daring performance of Puccini’s opera thriller, set in Napoleon’s Rome, thrilled Met audiences in the 2018–19 season. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva is a passionate title diva, opposite tenor Vittorio Grigolo as her lover, the idealist painter Mario Cavaradossi. baritone eljko Lučić is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil police chief who uses brutal tactics to ensnare criminal and sexual conquests. Emmanuel Villaume delivers electrifying music, featuring some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies. Transmitted directly 27 January 2018.
2021–22 . much awaited Live in HD season opens on October 9, 2021 with Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and continues with Terence Blanchard‘S Silent Fire in my bones (October 23, 2021), Matthew Aucoin‘S Eurydice (December 4, 2021), Massenet’s Cinderella (January 1, 2022), Verdi’s Rigoletto (January 29, 2022), Strauss Ariadne at Naxos (March 12, 2022), Verdi’s Don Carlos (March 26, 2022), Puccini’s Turandot (May 7, 2022), Donizetti’s Lucia from Lammermoor (May 21, 2022), and Brett Dean‘S Hamlet (June 4, 2022). Ticket sales dates for 2021–22 Live in HD season will be announced later this summer.
The Met: Live in HD this series was made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, the Neubauer . Family Foundation. Digital support from The Met: Live in HD provided by Bloomberg Philanthropy. The Met: Live in HD series powered by Rolex. HD broadcasting powered by Toll Brothers, America® luxury home builders.
For more information about Live in HD, visit metopera.org/HDlive.
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