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The MET Live in HD: Aida (Verdi)

January 25, 2025

Date:
January 25, 2025

Showtime:
12:30 PM
Tickets go on sale July 24

Pre-Opera Talk by Dr. Morton Achter @ 11:30 AM
Following each performance, there will be a brief “post-opera” discussion

American soprano Angel Blue headlines as the Ethiopian princess torn between love and country in a new production of Verdi’s Aida by Michael Mayer that brings audiences inside the towering pyramids and gilded tombs of ancient Egypt with intricate projections and dazzling animations. Romanian-Hungarian mezzo-soprano Judit Kutasi also stars as Aida’s rival, Amneris, alongside Polish tenor Piotr Beczała as the soldier Radamès—completing opera’s greatest love triangle. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct the January 25 performance, which will be transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera stage to cinemas worldwide.

Approx. runtime: 3 hours and 38 minutes with 1 intermission

Pre-Opera Talk:
This new production of perhaps the most famous “grand opera” of all promises to be truly spectacular.  Despite the visual and exotic elements, Aïda is at its core a tale about a romantic triangle.  Why has Verdi’s only successful foray into the genre remained so popular?

Dr.Morton Achter:
This is the fifteenth season of The Met: Live in HD for which Morton Achter, a resident of Topsham and formerly of New Harbor, will present a series of pre-opera talks prior to selected broadcasts at the Lincoln Theater.  A retired professor, Dr. Achter has taught about, produced, and directed opera and other stage genres for over sixty-five years at the professional, college and community levels.  Educated at the Eastman School of Music and M.I.T., and holding a Ph.D. in music and theater history from the University of Michigan, locally he has directed productions for the Lincoln County Community Theater, River Company, Round Top Center for the Arts, and Bath’s Chocolate Church Arts Center.  He has served on the Board of Directors for Midcoast Senior College in Brunswick, and has offered music- and theater-related courses for the organization since 2010.

This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

The 2024-25 Schedule is subject to change per The Met Live in HD

All ticket sales are final – Nonrefundable and Nonexchangeable.

All tickets are available for purchase at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime, or in advance* through our online box office.

*Advance tickets or confirmation emails may be printed for admission OR you may check in with your email address at the theater box office when you arrive.