HD Operas To Grace The Screen At Ridgefield Playhouse

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The Ridgefield Playhouse will host The Met Live in HD performance of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte on Saturday, April 26.
The Ridgefield Playhouse will host The Met Live in HD performance of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte on Saturday, April 26. Photo Credit: Courtesy The Ridgefield Playhouse

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Playhouse will host The Met Live in HD performance of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" on Saturday, April 26. 

The show is set for 12:55 p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The playhouse will host a second Met Live In HD performance on Saturday, May 10, with Rossini's "La Cenerentola."

The two operas will feature exclusive behind-the scenes interviews with the stars and close-ups that capture the emotions of the cast. The series is underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Marilyn and Joe Kreitz, Joanne and John Patrick, Starbucks Coffee, Sabina and Walter Slavin, Taylor Zemo Foundation, The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery.

"Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera, Così Fan Tutte, about testing the ties of love," a press release said. "The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov and Danielle de Niese."

Rossini's "La Cenerentola" will star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performance of the Cinderella title role, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming.

"A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos, it’s a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score," said the release. 

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/members, $15 for students and $18 for each for all 10 in the series at the box office at 203-438-5795 or online at The Ridgefield Playhouse website.

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