New York, NY — The Met’s new pay-per-view recital series, Met Stars Live in Concert, continues with tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak performing live outdoors from the Château de la Chèvre d’Or, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, in Èze, France. The performance will be streamed live via the Met website on Sunday, August 16, at 1:30pm ET and will then be available on demand through Thursday, August 27.
The program, with accompaniment by the Vienna Morphing Quintet, includes arias and duets from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s Otello, and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, among others popular works.
The recital is the third of 12 concerts in the Met Stars Live in Concert series, which features a line-up of opera’s biggest stars performing in striking locations across Europe and the United States. The first concert presented tenor Jonas Kaufmann from Polling, Bavaria, on July 18; the second concert, starring soprano Renée Fleming in Washington, D.C. on August 1, remains available on demand through August 12. The concerts are shot by multiple cameras, linked by satellite to a control room in New York City, where the host of the program, soprano Christine Goerke, is situated. Gary Halvorson, the Met’s award-winning director of the company’s Live in HD cinema transmissions, directs.
Video with Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak interviewed by Peter Gelb
Tickets for each recital are $20 and can be purchased on the Met’s website and the performances will be available for on-demand viewing for 12 days following the live event. The programs can be viewed on your computer, mobile device, or home entertainment system (via Chromecast or AirPlay).