CCP’s Met Opera in HD features The Merry Widow on April 12

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

The Cultural Center of the Philippines continues its 3rd season of the Met Opera in HD at Greenbelt 3 on April 12 with the Met Opera production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow.

The Merry Widow is a new production of the Met Opera that opened on New Year’s Eve last year and transmitted live worldwide in more than 1,900 movie theaters in 69 countries on January 17 of this year as part of the Met Opera: Live in HD series.

The Merry Widow stars the great Renée Fleming as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman. Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch and costume designer William Ivey Long (CinderellaGrey Gardens,Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

The CCP’s Met Opera in HD series features screenings of the latest operatic productions of the Metropolitan Opera in New York through high definition digital technology.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines partners with the Metropolitan Opera of New York to bring its exemplary productions to Filipino audiences through its Met Opera in HD program. The groundbreaking program delivers world class performances to offsite venues all over the world using high-definition video technology and Dolby sound recreating the experience of watching an opera production at the Met “live”. The CCP has brought the productions La Donna Del Lago, Tosca, Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, La Boheme, Werther and Enchanted Island. An added feature of each program are backstage tours and interviews with performers and artistic staff conducted during the intermission.

The next production scheduled for screening at Greenbelt 3 cinemas is Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth on May 10, 2016.

For more information, please call Greenbelt 3 cinemas Customer Service Hotline: 757-7883 or CCP Sales and Promotions at 832-3706; e-mail