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New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

By Korea Herald

Published : Aug. 22, 2013 - 19:35

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NEW YORK (AFP) ― New York’s Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it has expanded its program of live broadcasts for the 2013-2014 season, with 10 operas to be shown in 1,900 movie theaters in dozens of countries.

The season kicks off on Oct. 5 with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and wraps up on May 10 with Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.”

The Met will unveil four new productions including Verdi’s “Falstaff” conducted by music director James Levine, who has been absent for nearly three years due to poor health.

Levine will lead the first live broadcast of Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” on April 26.

This is the eighth season that the Met has offered live broadcasts subtitled in nine languages, including Swedish for the first time this year, the Met said. Sixty-four countries take part in the program.