· Title: The Metropolitan Opera: Opening Night Gala
· Date: Monday, September 22nd, 2008
· Run Time: 270 minutes
· Start Time: 6:00PM
· Rating: NR (Suitable for all Audiences)
Presenting the excitement of The Met: Live in HD on the Big Screen: The Met’s 125th anniversary season opens Monday, September 22 with a celebratory gala starring the extraordinary Renée Fleming in three of her most acclaimed roles. Music Director James Levine, Marco Armiliato and Patrick Summers conduct fully staged performances of the second act of Verdi’s La Traviata, the third act of Massenet’s Manon, and the final scene from Richard Strauss’s Capriccio. Tenor Ramón Vargas and baritones Thomas Hampson and Dwayne Croft join the soprano for this season-opener.