THE MET: LIVE IN HD presents CARMEN (Bizet) at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

February 7th, 2024 - 1:00 pm

THE MET: LIVE IN HD presents CARMEN (Bizet) at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents the 6th production of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2023 - 24 season, CARMEN on Wed., Feb 7 at 1 pm and Sat., Feb 10 at 4 pm .

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score. [2024, 225 min, in French with English subtitles]

Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $22 for a Met member, $22 for a RBFS member, $25 general admission, $22 for Senior (65+) and $10 for Student (with ID). Customers are encouraged to purchase admission online at rehobothfilm.com. Purchase advance tickets online at rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes, Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm.

The Met: Live in HD series is sponsored by Delmarva Public Media.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s (RBFS) mission is to celebrate the power of visual storytelling, showcasing independent films and creating transformative experiences for people of all-ages and diverse backgrounds here in the mid-Atlantic region. The Film Society cultivates and shines a light on the next generation of filmmakers which benefits the community and raises awareness on the positive impact of cinema as a performance art. The organization values integrity, accessibility and accountability.

Learn more about the Film Society’s year-round programs, CAT This Week, our award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, special events and theater rentals by visiting www.RehobothFilm.com.

RBFS is funded in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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