Film & TV

Opera on a Grand scale – Rossini’s Armida at Palace Nova

thumbnailThe NY Metropolitan Opera is considered to be one of the world’s great opera companies and the lavishness of their productions is legendary. “The Met’s experiment of merging film with live performance has created a new art form,” said the Los Angeles Times of the groundbreaking series of live, high-definition performance transmissions to movie theatres around the world.

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman returns to direct this new production of a work she describes as “a buried treasure, a box of jewels .” The fanciful and magical tale , Zimmerman says, “has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.”

The story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvořák. Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini’s version, opposite no fewer than six tenors.

Enjoy this award-winning NY Metropolitan Opera production screened concurrently with the New York Season.  Exclusively at Palace Nova Eastend Saturday May 15: 11.30am, Sunday May 16: 1.00pm, Wednesday May 19: 6.30pm, Thursday May 20: 11.30am

Tickets on sale at the box office and online

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