ELLSWORTH — The New York Metropolitan Opera production of Rossini’s “Semiramide” will be simulcast in high definition at The Grand on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m.
“This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance — its first in nearly 25 years — with Maurizio Benini on the podium,” said a press release. “The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.” The estimated running time is 3 hours and 29 minutes with two intermissions.
Local sponsors of The Met: Live in HD are Rooster Brother, Richard Parks Furniture Gallery, Serendib Restaurant and Route One Oil Change.
Tickets cost $27 for adults, $25 for Grand members and $20 for students 15 and under.