The 13th season of The Met: Live in HD, presented by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, continues with a new production of “La Traviata,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St. The event is hosted locally by Karen and Benedict Sarnaker.
In his first Live in HD appearance as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series is made possible by a grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. OCCA thanks the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport, season benefactors Bill and JoAnn Barton, opera hosts, OCCA members and local opera fans for their continuing support.
Seating is general admission. Ticket prices are $21 general, $18 senior and $10 student. Call 541-265-2787 or visit coastarts.org for a season brochure; purchase tickets online or from the PAC box office. More opera information, including synopses of the operas, or casting changes, as they become available from the Met is available online, as well.