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December 2016

The Met: L’Amour de Loin (Saariaho)

December 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Tickets: Reserved Seating $27.00 Adults $25.00 Grand Members $20.00 Student (15 & Under) Season Tickets: $219.00 Adults $201.00 Grand Members Season tickets must be purchased through the box office. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of…

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January 2017

The Met: Nabucco (Verdi)

January 7 @ 1:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Tickets: Reserved Seating $27.00 Adults $25.00 Grand Members $20.00 Student (15 & Under) Season Tickets: $219.00 Adults $201.00 Grand Members Season tickets must be purchased through the box office. Casting: Conductor -James Levine Abigaille - Liudmyla Monastyrska Fenena - Jamie Barton Ismaele - Russell Thomas Nabucco - Plácido Domingo Zaccaria - Dimitry Belosselskiy Synopsis: ACT I Jerusalem, 6th century B.C. The Israelites are praying for help against Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), king of Babylon, who has attacked them and is vandalizing the…

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The Met: Romeo et Juliette (Gounod)

January 21 @ 1:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Tickets: Reserved Seating $27.00 Adults $25.00 Grand Members $20.00 Student (15 & Under) Season Tickets: $219.00 Adults $201.00 Grand Members Season tickets must be purchased through the box office. Casting: Conductor - Gianandrea Noseda Juliette - Diana Damrau Stéphano - Virginie Verrez Roméo - Vittorio Grigolo Mercutio - Elliot Madore Frère Laurent - Mikhail Petrenko PROLOGUE A chorus introduces the story of the endless feud between the Montague and Capulet families, and of the love of their children, Roméo and…

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February 2017

The Met: Rusalka (Dvorak)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Tickets: Reserved Seating $27.00 Adults $25.00 Grand Members $20.00 Student (15 & Under) Season Tickets: $219.00 Adults $201.00 Grand Members Season tickets must be purchased through the box office. Casting: Conductor - Mark Elder Rusalka - Kristine Opolais Foreign Princess - Katarina Dalayman Ježibaba - Jamie Barton Prince - Brandon Jovanovich Water Sprite - Eric Owens ACT 1 The water nymph Rusalka has fallen in love with a human—the Prince—when he came to swim in her lake. Now she wants…

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March 2017

The Met: La Traviata (Verdi)

March 11 @ 1:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Tickets: Reserved Seating $27.00 Adults $25.00 Grand Members $20.00 Student (15 & Under) Season Tickets: $219.00 Adults $201.00 Grand Members Season tickets must be purchased through the box office. Casting: Conductor - Nicola Luisotti Violetta Valéry - Sonya Yoncheva Alfredo Germont - Michael Fabiano Giorgio Germont - Thomas Hampson ACT I Violetta Valéry knows that she will die soon, exhausted by her restless life as a courtesan. At a party she is introduced to Alfredo Germont, who has been fascinated…

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The Met: Idomeneo (Mozart)

March 25 @ 1:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Tickets: Reserved Seating $27.00 Adults $25.00 Grand Members $20.00 Student (15 & Under) Season Tickets: $219.00 Adults $201.00 Grand Members Season tickets must be purchased through the box office. Casting: Conductor - James Levine Ilia - Nadine Sierra Elettra - Elza van den Heever Idamante - Alice Coote Idomeneo - Matthew Polenzani Arbace - Alan Opie INTRO The opera is set in Crete, about 1200 BC. Helen, the wife of King Menelaus of Greece, has been carried off by Paris,…

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