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Gilbert & Sullivan Society and BUEI are excited to announce the next (2017-18) season of ‘The Met: Live in HD’ operas in Bermuda (on film) starting on Saturday, 13 January 2018 with an evocative new production of Bellini’s Norma.  Season continues with:

Merry Widow (Lehar) ‘Encore’ 3 Feb
Tosca (Puccini) (moved from 24 Feb!) SUNDAY 4 Mar
L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti) 10 Mar
La Bohème (Puccini) 24 Mar
Semiramide (Rossini) 7 Apr
Così fan tutte (Mozart) 21 Apr
Luisa Miller (Verdi) 19 May
Cendrillon (Massenet) 2 Jun

All performances are on Saturday, at the BUEI auditorium, unless noted otherwise, and starting at 5pm.

Harbourfront will provide a cash bar for pre-performance and interval drinks, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served during intermissions.

Look out for further details, but online tickets should be available via gands.bm or from ptix.bm in near future.  Alternatively, they will be on sale (at BUEI gift shop - in person or call 294 0204 – approx. a week before each event) or purchase at door – cash/cheque/card - $40/$35 students or ‘package’(sole person use) of min. five at $35 each. 

Please note that subscription can only be purchased online, (or with G&S reps on eve/in advance – with cash or cheque only). 

Visit www.metopera.org for more and general info. 

Gilbert and Sullivan contact: Anne Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.

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Don Giovanni

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.

Aided by his ingenious librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart approached his operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth from a point of view that is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather lighthearted, urbane, and ironic. We follow the title character and his earthy comic sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duel, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell.

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L'Amour de Loin

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

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Nabucco

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

World premiere: Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 1842. The success of Verdi’s third opera, a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), catapulted the 28-year-old composer to international fame. The music and Verdi himself were subsumed into a surge of patriotic fervor culminating in the foundation of the modern nation of Italy. Specifically, the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (“Va, pensiero”), in which the Israelites express their longing for their homeland, came to stand for the country’s aspirations for unity and that exciting era in Italian history, the Risorgimento, or “Resurgence.”

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