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Metropolitan Opera Live at the Movies in HD

THIS EVENT IS OVER   Check with this blog regularly for information and updates on all of the Metropolitan Opera's 2009-2010 live in HD presentations, which are beaming into movie theaters on Saturday afternoon. Here in Columbus, you can see them at: Crosswoods Cinema 17         614-436-9818 I'm scheduled to give pre talks at Crosswoods around 12:45.  If you don't like me, you can go to, er: Georgesville Stadium 16       614-853-0860 Pickertington Cinemas 16    614-759-8616 If you go to the Met's website, you can get full advance ticket ordering information along with casts and repertoire. Here's a rundown of the first three operas: All are Saturday afternoons at 1:00 Sat. Oct. 10  Tosca with Karita Mattila, Marcel Alvarez. James Levine conducts Sat. Oc. 24   Aida with Violeta Urmana, Johan Botha, Dolora Zajik. Daniele Gatti conducts Sat. Nov. 7  Turandot with Maria Guleghina, Marcello Giordani, Samuel Ramey. Andris Nelsons conducts Check back here for updates and program notes I will be posting one week prior to each presentation. On the column to the right of this post you'll see a category list. Simply click  "Metropolitan Opera Live HD" and you'll get the latest news. See you at Crosswoods Oct. 10. Don't forget to check here each week. --Christopher Purdy [youtube TOUJeOedVnA 490 344]

Christopher Purdy is Classical 101's early morning host, 7-10 a.m. weekdays. He is host and producer of Front Row Center – Classical 101’s weekly celebration of Opera and more – as well as Music in Mid-Ohio, Concerts at Ohio State, and the Columbus Symphony broadcast series. He is the regular pre-concert speaker for Columbus Symphony performances in the Ohio Theater.