Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Live in High Definition’ Series Continues with Macbeth Jan. 12

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is next in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in High Definition series. The performance will be broadcast live via satellite in the Lehman College Lovinger Theater on Saturday, January 12, at 1:30 p.m. This event is free; however, tickets are required and can be reserved by calling the Lehman Stages Box Office at 718-960-8025.

Giuseppe Verdi’s long-standing affinity for Shakespeare is explored in Adrian Noble’s dark yet exhilarating vision for this disturbing work. James Levine conducts, and acclaimed baritone Lado Ataneli stars in the towering title role. Bass-baritone John Relyea plays the role of the doomed Banquo.

Other performances in this series include Puccini’s Manon Lescaut on February 16 at 1 p.m.; Britten’s Peter Grimes on March 15 at 1:30 p.m.; Puccini’s La Bohème on April 5 at 1:30 p.m.; and Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment on April 26 at 1:30 p.m.

The series is hosted by the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music and is part of the Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to increase music and art education in schools, and to make opera accessible to communities throughout the country.

Founded in 2003 as part of the Bronx New Century High School Initiative/New Visions for Public Schools, the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music combines a rigorous academic program with high-quality music instruction, which the students receive with assistance from the Lehman College Music Department.

A senior college of the City University of New York, Lehman is located at Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard in the northwest Bronx and is accessible by bus as well as the #4 and “D” subway lines. Free attended parking is also available.

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Contact: Yeara Milton/718-960-7963