• CCP’s 3rd Metro Opera in HD season opens with ‘The Merry Widow’

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    Renee Fleming as Hannah and Nathan Gunn as Danilo

    Renee Fleming as Hannah and Nathan Gunn as Danilo

    The Cultural Center of the Philippines opens its 3rd season of the Met Opera in HD at Greenbelt 3 on November 10 with the Met Opera production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow.

    The Merry Widow is a new production of the Met Opera that opened on New Year’s Eve of 2014 and transmitted live worldwide in more than 1,900 movie theaters in 69 countries on as part of the Met Opera: Live in HD series.

    The Merry Widow stars the great Renée Fleming as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman. Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

    The CCP’s Met Opera in HD series features screenings of the latest operatic productions of the Metropolitan Opera in New York through high definition digital technology.

    Other productions scheduled for screening at Greenbelt 3 cinemas for 2015-2016 are: La Donna del Lago (Gioacchino Rossini) on December 8; Tosca (Giacomo Puccini) on January 12, 2016; Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle (Peter Tchaikovsky/ Bela Bartok) on February 9, 2016; Carmen (Georges Bizet) on March 8, 2016; The Merry Widow (Franz Lehár) on April 12, 2016; and Macbeth (Giuseppe Verdi) on May 10, 2016.

    For more information, call Greenbelt 3 cinemas Customer Service Hotline: 757-7883 or CCP Sales and Promotions at 832-3706.

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