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October 16, 23 and December 4

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The Met: Live in HD returns to Guild Hall for three simulcasts in the John Drew Theater, including an encore screening of Boris Godunov on October 16, Fire Shut Up in My Bones on October 23, and Eurydice on December 4.

Each opera will be preceded by “Behind the Screen” with Bel Canto Boot Camp. BCBC’s co-founders Rachelle Jonck and Derrick Goff will explore the repertoire, uniting the rich traditions of the past with the exciting productions in today’s opera house.

Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov—Revival
Saturday, October 16 at 12:55PM
Bass René Pape reprises his tremendous portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the 2021–22 Live in HD season. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people, as well as the title ruler himself.

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“Behind the Screen” with Bel Canto Boot Camp: The Russian Chorus
Saturday, October 16 at 11AM

Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My BonesMet Premiere
Libretto by Kasi Lemmons
Saturday, October 23 at 12:55PM
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the recent production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging. Baritone Will Liverman, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.

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“Behind the Screen” with Bel Canto Boot Camp: Opera Today and Tomorrow
Saturday, October 23 at 11AM

Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice—Met Premiere
Libretto by Sarah Ruhl
Saturday, December 4 at 12:55PM
The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter ego.

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“Behind the Screen” with Bel Canto Boot Camp: Setting Orpheus and Euridice
Saturday, December 4 at 11AM

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NOTE: Programs taking place INDOORS in the John Drew Theater require proof of full vaccination for admission. Click HERE for current COVID-19 protocol for guests.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, the Neubauer Family Foundation. Digital support of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Met: Live in HD series is supported by Rolex. The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder®.

The Met Opera simulcasts at Guild Hall are made possible in part through the generosity of:

Grand Tier: Dr. Ralph Gibson, in memory of Andy Jacobyansky, who generously shared his passion, knowledge and support for the opera, Barbara Horgan, The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The East Hampton Star, and Maryam K. Seley

Dress Circle: Maureen Bluedorn, Rose Marie Butler in memoriam, Norma Giorgetti in memory of Mary-Anne Szabaga, and Patti Kenner in memory of Judith and Gus Leiber

Balcony Circle: Gabrielle Bamberger, Jan and Marilyn Breslow, Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, Cornelia and Lawrence Randolph, and Veronica Stephens

Family Circle (*Gold): Carolyn and Gioacchino Balducci, Arlene Bujese in memory of Marcel Bally*, Joanne Canary and Barry McCallion*, Pamela and Robert Lund, Robert Macdonald, and Joan and Walter Marter*

Theater Programming supported, in part, by Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

Education programming is supported by the Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Lucy and Steven Cookson, The Hearthland Foundation, Stephen Meringoff, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Susan and Stephen Scherr, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and the Melville Straus Family Endowment.

Guild Hall

158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937

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