The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


Operas at the Movies

Member Aloha Holloway organized an Opera At The Movies group for 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016.  The operas were filmed simultaneously with the Met Opera production, and the live operas were shown at the AMC Theater in Hamilton. Aloha purchased group tickets and arranged rides 

Currently, Aloha Holloway is taking a leave of absence as chair and will not be taking reservations. These perfomances have become very popular, so we suggest that you order your tickets ahead of time yourself and arrange to get to the theatre early for the seating of your choice. Enjoy on your own or with other friends.   As usual, arrive early for a better selection of seats. This AMC does not yet reserve seats.

Saturday matinees at the Metropolitan Opera will be presented on ten afternoons at the AMC Theatre in Hamilton beginning in October. There is also a theater north of Princeton on Route One, where these are also shown.

MET/HD PERFORMANCES 2018 – 2019, including casts and dates (to be posted).

2017 – 2018 season
October 7, 2017 – “Norma” – Bellini;  Sondua Radvanovsky, Joyce Didonato, Joseph Calieja, Matthew Rose; Carlo Rizzi, conductor. New production.
October 14 – “Die Zauberflote”  –  Mozart;    Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, Van Horn, Rene Pape;  James Levine.  Full -length German version.
November 18 – “The Exterminating Angel” –   Bunuel, Ades;   Sally Mathews, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Rod Gilfry, John Tomlinson, Amanda Echalaz;    Ades.  This is the American premiere of Thomas Ades’ most recent opera,  inspired by the classic Luis Bunuel film of the same name, a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape.  Ades conducts his opera.  A co-production and co-commission with the Met, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Danish Theatre, and Salzburg Festival.
January 27 – “Tosca”  –  Puccini;  Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufamann, Bryn Terfel;    Andris Nelsons.
February 10 – “L’elisir d’amore “ –   Donzetti;   Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Davide Luciano; Domingo Hindoyan.
February 24 – “La Boheme”  – Puccini;  Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano Lucas Maechem;   Marco Armiliato.
March 10 – “Semiramide”  –  Rossini;Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov;     Maurizio Benini.
March 31 – “Cosi fan tutte” – Mozart;   Kelli O’Hara, Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, Christopher Maltman;     David Robertson.
April 14 – “Luisa Miller”  –  Verdi;     Sonya Yoncheva, Olesya Petrova, Piotr Beczala, Placido Domingo;     James Levine.
April 28 – “Cendrillon” –  Massenet;    Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, Kathleen Kim;    Bertrand de Billy.

2016-2017 season
Oct. 8, 2016 Tristan und Isolde – Wagner . Nina Stemme, Stuart Skelton, Ekatrina Gubanova, Rene Pape;  Sir Simon Rattle, conductor.
Oct. 22, 2016  Don Giovanni – Mozart . Simon Keenlyside, Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Bystrom, Serena Malfi, Rolando Villazon, Adam Plachetka, Matthew Rose, Kwangchul Youn. Fabio Luisi, conductor.
Dec. 10, 2016 L’Amour de Loin.  – Kaija Saariaho. Tamara Mumford – Eric Owens, Susanna Phillips; Susanna Malkki, conductor.
Jan. 7, 2017 Nabucco – Verdi . Placido Domingo, Liudmyla Monastyreska, James Barton, Russell Thomas, Dimitri Belosselsking;  James Levine, conductor
Jan. 21, 2017 Romeo et Juliette – Tchaikovsky. Diana Damrau,  Virginie Verrez, Vittorio Grigolo, Elliot Madore, Mikhail Petrenko;  GianandreaNoseda, conductor
Feb. 25, 2017 Rusalka – Dvorak. Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, Eric Owens; Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Mar. 11, 2017 La Traviata – Verdi . Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, Thomas Hampson;  Nicola Luisotti, conductor
Mar. 25, 2017 Idomeneo – Mozart. Nadine Sierra, Elza van den Heever, Alice Coote, Matthew Polenzani, Alan Opie;  James Levine, conductor
Aprl 22, 2017 Eugene Onegin – Tchaikovsky . Anna Netrebko, Elena Maximova, Alexey Dolgov, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Stefan Kocan; Robin Ticciati, conductor
May 13, 2017 Der Rosenkavalier – Strauss. Renee Fleming, Elina Garanca, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Marcus Bruck, Gunther Groissbock;  Sebastian Weigle, conductor

2015 – 2016 season
Oct. 3, 2015 Il Trovatore – Verdi. Anna Netrebko, Yonghoon Lee, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick
Oct. 17, 2015 Otello – Verdi. Aleksandrs Anntonenko, Sonya Yoncheva, Zeljko Lucic
Oct. 31, 2015 Tannhauser – Wagner. Johan Botha, Eva-Maria Westbrock, Peter Mattei, Michelle DeYoung
Nov. 21, 2015 Lulu – Berg. Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Johan Reuter
(No opera in December)
Jan. 16, 2016 Les Pecheurs de Perles – Bizet. Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien
Jan. 30, 2016 Turandot – Puccini. Marco Berti, Nina Stemme
Mar. 5, 2016 Manon Lescaut – Puccini. Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann
Apr. 2, 206 Madama Butterfly – Puccini. Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna
Apr. 16, 2016 Roberto Devereux   – Donizetti. Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca, Mariusz Kwiecien
Apr. 30, 2016 Elektra – Strauss. Nina Stemme, Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens

2014 – 2015 season

October 11, 2014 – Verdi’s Macbeth  12:55 p.m. local time;  Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, and Rene Pape;    3 hrs. 15 min.
October 18, 2014 – Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro  12:55 p.m. ET; Ildar  Abdrazakov, Martis Peterson, Peter Mattei, and Amanda Majeski;    3 hrs. 50 min.
November 1, 2014 – Bizet’s Carmen  12:55 p.m. ET; Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandra Antonenko,and Ildar Abdrazakov   3 hrs. 40 min.
November 22, 2014 – Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia  12:55 p.m. ET;  Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, and Christopher Maltman  3 hrs. 25 min.
December 13, 2014 – Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg 12 p.m. ET; Johan Reuter and Annette Dasch   6 hrs
January 17, 2015 – Lehar’s The Merry Widow  12:55 p.m. ET; Renee Fleming, Nathan Gunn, and Kelli O’Hara  3 hrs
January 31, 2015 – Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann   12:55 p.m. ET; Vittorio Grigolo, Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, Christine Rice, Thomas Hampson, and Yves Abel  3 hrs. 45 min.
February 14, 2015 -Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta  12:30 p.m.  ET; Anna Netrebko, Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko, and Piotr Beczala  3 hrs. 40 min., and Bartok’s  “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle”.
March 14, 2015  – Rossini’s La Donna del Lago  12:55 ET; Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez    3 hrs. 30 min.
April 25, 2015  – Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leonacavallo’s Pagliacci  12:30 p.m. ET; Marcelo Alvarez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, and Patricia Racette

Archive: There were six operas for the 2013-2014 season:
Dvorak’s opera “Rusalka” -February 8
Borodin’s “Prince Igor” on March 1, started 11:55 a.m.  4 hours 30 min.
Massenet’s “Werther” on March 15, started 12:55 p.m. 3 hours 15 min.
Puccini’s “La Boheme” on April 5,  started 12:55 p.m. 3 hours 25 min.
Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” on April 26, started 12:55 p.m. 4 hours 5 min.
Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” on May 19, started 12:55 p.m. 3 hours 40 min.


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