The Met: Live in HD airs Verdi's 'Don Carlo' at Roxy Dec. 11, 12
POTSDAM -- The first new Metropolitan Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo" in more than 30 years will debut on silver screens across the globe, including Potsdam’s Roxy Theater, on Saturday, Dec. 11 through The Met: Live in HD.
Love, war, politics and religion combine to tell a story that is epic in scale in Verdi's monumental work."Don Carlo," which will be presented in a five-act Italian version (including the "Fontainebleau Act") with two intermissions, will be transmitted at 12:30 p.m. at the Roxy.
There will be an encore performance at 12:30 p.m. the following day, Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Roxy.
Set in Spain in the mid-1500s, Verdi's Grand Opera follows conflicts in the life of Prince Carlos of Asturias after his betrothed, Elisabeth of Valois, is married instead to his father, King Philip II of Spain.
The Inquisition and the oppression of Flanders roil the stability of the kingdom, while romantic intrigue plagues the royal family from within.
Ticket prices for the series are the lowest available in the nation: $18 for an adult, $15 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $9 for youth age 18 and under.
Tickets are available by calling the Community Performance Series Box Office at (315) 267-2277, or visiting the Roxy Theater or Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam or the CPS Box Office in the lobby of Snell Music Theater, SUNY Potsdam.
You can also reserve tickets online by visiting www.cpspotsdam.org.