Opera and a movie

National CineMedia, operator of the largest digital in-theatre network in North America for cinema advertising and alternative entertainment events, along with the Metropolitan Opera are partnering to bring a third season of the critically-acclaimed The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series transmitted live, in high-definition, to more than 440 movie theatres and performing arts centers in the U.S. The series will now reach new markets and theatres throughout the United States in a 30 percent theatre expansion over last season.

Tickets went on sale today. Visit www.fathomevents.com to learn more and purchase tickets.

The 2008-09 season of The Met: Live in HD will be the biggest yet, expanding from eight to 11 live high-definition opera transmissions. Kicking off the season on September 22nd and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Met will be the never-before-seen, big-screen Opening Night Gala celebration starring soprano Renee Fleming in fully staged performances of scenes from Verdi’s La Traviata (Act II), Massenet’s Manon (Act III), and the final scene from Richard Strauss’s Capriccio.

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