Experience the Metropolitan Opera—Live at Lehman College

Angela GheorghiuPuccini’s Madama Butterfly, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) are just three of the Metropolitan Opera performances that audiences will experience as part of The Met: HD Live in Schools series. Hosted by the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, these performances are transmitted live via satellite to the Lehman Stages performance facilities on the Lehman College campus.

Admission is free to all students, teachers and administrators; however, if members of the public would like to attend, they are encouraged to bring a student, grades 6 - 12. Tickets are required and can be reserved by calling the Lehman Stages Box Office at 718-960-8025.

The next scheduled broadcast will be Puccini’s La Rondine on Saturday, January 10, at 1 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Charismatic real-life duo Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna provide the star power to deliver this romance from the world’s most popular opera composer.

Other performances include Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor on Saturday, February 7, at 1 p.m.; Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m.; and Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) on Saturday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m.

Now in its third season, the series is part of the Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to increase music and art education in schools, and to make opera accessible to communities throughout the country. This year, more than 800 venues throughout the world are participating in the Met’s ground-breaking series.

Founded in 2003 as part of the Bronx New Century High School Initiative/New Visions for Public Schools, the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music combines a rigorous academic program with high-quality music instruction, which the students receive with assistance from the Lehman College Music Department.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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