POTSDAM -- The last Met: Live in HD performance of the season is Rossini's sparkling Cinderella tale, "La Cenerentola," starring bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez.
The popular adaptation of the classic fairy tale of Cinderella will screen live from the Metropolitan Opera stage on Saturday, May 10 at Potsdam's Roxy Theater at 12:55 p.m. There will be an encore screening the next day, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.
"The Metropolitan Opera has a dazzling, plucky and endearingly poignant Cinderella in the superb American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who triumphed," the New York Times said.
The show is a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano DiDonato, singing her first Met performance of the Cinderella title role, named Angelina. High-flying tenor Flórez plays her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.
The approximate running time is three hours, 40 minutes, including intermission.
All productions will be shown live worldwide on Saturdays. There will also be encore presentations offered on Sundays locally. Doors open a half-hour before show time, and there is immediate seating for advance ticket holders.
In The Met: Live in HD, robotic cameras, strategically placed around and behind the stage, capture live performance from striking angles and heighten attention to both performance and production.
Intermission features and English subtitles bring the stories to life.
Ticket prices are $18 for an adult, $15 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $9 for youth.
Tickets are available by calling the Community Performance Series Box Office at 267-2277, visiting the Roxy Theater or Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam or the CPS Box Office in the lobby of Sara M. Snell Music Theater.
Tickets can also be reserved online at www.cpspotsdam.org or www2.potsdam.edu/cps/eventpgs/methd.html.