The Bardavon will open The Met: Live in HD 2013/14 Season on Saturday, October 5, at 1pm with a new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic EUGENE ONEGIN.
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the love-struck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky's fateful romance. This new production, directed by Fiona Shaw, is set in the late 19th century and captures the splendor and passion of Tchaikovsky's opera. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin's friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts.
PRE SHOW TALK: At 12:30pm, ticket-holders are invited to enjoy an insightful talk at the Bardavon on that day's production lead by Leslie Gerber, who is a music teacher at Marist's Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all HVP playbill liner notes.
The Met: Live in HD at the Bardavon is made possible in large part through the generous support from the Jane Nuhn Charitable Trust. Additional support is also provided by the Dr. Edwin Ulrich Charitable Trust and the Benjamin Strong Opera Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. The generous corporate sponsor is Premier Medical Group.
Tickets for EUGENE ONEGIN are $26 (Adults), $24 (Bardavon Member), and $19 (Children 12 and under) and are available at: Bardavon Box Office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Call 845-473-2072 for information
THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2013-14 SEASON
10 - HD Broadcasts at the Bardavon & UPAC
October 5, 2013 - EUGENE ONEGIN (Tchaikovsky) @ Bardavon
November 2, 2013 - THE NOSE (Shostakovich) - @ Bardavon
November 9, 2013 - TOSCA (Puccini) @ Bardavon
February 8, 2014 - RUSALKA (Dvorak) @ Bardavon
March 22, 2014 - WERTHER (Massenet)- @ Bardavon
April 12, 2014 - LA BOHEME (Puccini) -@ Bardavon
May 10, 2014 - CENERENTOLA (Rossini) @ Bardavon
The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters - the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1510-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston - and the region's premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today's audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org.