CAL POLY ARTS and OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO partner for a sixth year to present The Metropolitan Opera’s 11th season of THE MET: Live in HD, a worldwide screening series held at the Performing Arts Center and shown on the PAC’s large screen. Central Coast audiences will see 10 live-transmitted and encore- screened performances from the Met’s 2016-17 season, which celebrates the company’s 50th anniversary at New York’s Lincoln Center. This season’s 10-event HD series include five new productions from the Met season and three operas new to the series.

The 2016/17 MET Live in HD series at the Performing Arts Center is dedicated to the memory of Greg Hind.

Tickets go on sale to Qualified Met Members on July 14; Cal Poly Arts subscribers and Opera SLO members on July 18; general public tickets may be purchased as of July 20. All sales are handled through the Cal Poly Ticket Office.  Prices: $22 public / $12 students

The 2016-17 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcasts of Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera L’Amour de Loin, which has its Met premiere this season; Verdi’s early Biblical epic Nabucco, starring Plácido Domingo in the title role; and Mozart’s Idomeneo, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. In addition to the new productions of Tristan und Isolde and L’Amour de Loin, Live in HD audiences will see the Met’s new stagings of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo; Dvořák’s Rusalka, with Kristine Opolais in her first Met performances of her international breakthrough role; and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, with Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian. The season will also feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the rakish title character; Verdi’s La Traviata, with Sonya Yoncheva as the doomed Violecpa operatta; and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, with Anna Netrebko repeating one of her great triumphs of recent seasons opposite the Onegin of Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 19 million tickets sold over the first 10 years of the series. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.

For specific dates, screening times, production information and ticket purchases, please visit operaslo.org or contact the Cal Poly Ticket Office at 756-4849.