Renee Fleming live from New York

By Lawrence A. Johnson

For the first time in history, you can attend the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night without having to travel to Manhattan. Monday night’s gala event with Renee Fleming will be broadcast live to movie theaters across the country as part of The Met: Live in HD series. The celebrated soprano will perform scenes from Verdi’s La Traviata, Massenet’s Manon and Strauss’s Capriccio starting at 6 p.m. For information on the 21 Florida theaters and venues across the country, call 800-638-6737 or go to

The Met’s HD broadcast lineup this season includes:

Oct. 11: Strauss’ Salome with Karita Mattila
Nov. 8: John Adams’ Doctor Atomic
Nov. 22: Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with Marcello Giordani and Susan Graham
Dec. 20: Massenet’s Thais with Fleming and Thomas Hampson
Jan. 10: Puccini’s La Rondine with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna
Jan. 24: Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Stephanie Blythe and Danielle de Niese
Feb. 7: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon
March 7: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Cristina Gallardo-Domas
March 21: Bellini’s La Sonnambula with Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flores
May 9: Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Elina Garanca

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