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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Metropolitan Opera Series continues Saturday at Goddard Center

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  • This Saturday will mark the 75th live transmission of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, which now reaches 66 countries around the world. The Goddard Center, recently approved as a broadcast site, will transmit the live performance of Massenet’s “Werner” live from New York at 11:55 a.m. Saturday. The admission price includes a light brunch from 11 a.m. to 11:55 am. The approximate run time on this production is three hours with one intermission.
    Massenet’s “Werner” is based on the novel “Die Leiden des jungen Werther” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Jonas Kaufmann stars as the love tortured poet in the title role of this revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. This production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met’s recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts. French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch makes her Met debut as Charlotte, the object of Werther’s unrequited love, in a cast that also includes Lisette Oropesa as Sophie, Serbian bass David Bižić in his Met debut as Albert, and Jonathan Summers as Le Bailli.
    The cost of the Met Opera admission at the Goddard for the general public is $20; senior citizens (age 55 and older) are $15; Goddard Center members are $15; Students (kindergarten-college) are $10; and children 5 years and under are $5.
    The Goddard Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are available in-person only and may not be purchased in advance. The Goddard Center honors Metropolitan Opera season ticket holders. The auditorium is open seating and all broadcasts feature subtitles for viewers.
    The Goddard Center’s 2013/2014 Met Live in HD Season will continue with four remaining broadcast transmissions including Puccini’s La Bohème, Borodin’s Prince Igor, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. For a complete listing of titles, dates and times, visit the Goddard Center’s website at www.goddardcenter.org.
    The Goddard Center is located at 401 1st Ave. SW. To ask questions, call the business office at (580) 226-0909.
    National Sponsors for The Met Live: in HD series are The Neubauer Family Foundation, Bloomberg and the Toll Brothers.

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