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Opera at the Movies: More WV locations, New Season

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By Mona Seghatoleslami
 · March 31, 2011
Le Comte dOry
Juan Diego Flórez as Comte d'Ory

The Metropolitan Opera movie theater broadcasts can now be seen in a couple more West Virginia locations – live broadcasts in Nitro and encores in Bridgeport.

 I’m not sure when these new locations were added, but I’m glad to discover more opera options around the state. Here are all the nearby theaters that I've found; let me know if you find others!

* Live in HD (the original Saturday afternoon broadcasts):

   - Barboursville (Huntington Mall)
    - Nitro
    - Borderland locations:
Ashland, KY; Germantown, MD;
       Pittsburgh, PA; Charlottesville, Roanoke, and Staunton, VA

* “Encore” Presentations (Wednesday evening rebroadcasts)
    - Barboursville (Huntington Mall)
    - Borderland locations:
Ashland, KY; Germantown, MD;
       Pittsburgh, PA; Lynchburg, VA

At these theaters, you can see the rest of this season, including Rossini’s Le Comte d’Ory (which looks to wonderfully fun), Strauss’s Capriccio, Verdi’s Il Trovatore (anvils! And Dmitri!), and Wagner’s Die Walküre.

Die Walkure at Met Opera
Mothers, don’t let your daughters grow up to be Valkyries?

The Met has also recently announced the next season of operas at the movies. Check out the 2011-2012 season on their site.

As always, lots of potential goodness – I’m most looking forward to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Glass’s Satyagraha, and Willy Decker’s stylish production of La Traviata (starring Natalie Dessay). And while I have yet to warm up to French opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is conducting Faust, and I’ll check it out, since his super-lively Carmen caught my attention.

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