Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Metropolitan Opera Live on Screens in Cinemas

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW presents

the 2017-18 season of Met Opera Live in HD,

the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions.

UNCW Fisher Student Center

Lumina Theater

It features 10 productions and live interviews with cast, crew, production and other behind-the-scenes extras.
All performances this season are live broadcasts in high-definition.
Shows are subtitled in English, and include a guest lecture 45 minutes prior to the broadcast. Distinguished guest speakers include local opera lover Jerry Nolan, as well as UNCW Department of Music professors Nancy King, Barry Salwen, and Helena Spencer.
Individual Tickets: $20 OLLI members, $24 nonmembers
SEASON TICKET SPECIAL OFFER! $220 includes all 10 operas, a wine and cheese reception to kick-off the season and one-year OLLI membership.

2017 - 2018 Season -

Così fan tutte

Saturday, Mar. 31

1 – 5 p.m.

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso.

A scene from Phelim McDermott's new production of Mozart'sCosì fan tutte .

Luisa Miller

Saturday, April 14

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Met presents Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness, attempting to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.

Placido Domingo, seen here as Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata , will sing Miller in Verdi's Luisa Miller


Saturday, April 28

1 – 4:15 p.m.

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.

Joyce DiDonato in the title role of Laurent Pelly's new production of Massenet's Cendrillon .