Road Trip to the Met!
Join Rockport Music for our first road trip to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Enjoy a relaxing, arts-filled weekend Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16, 2016 with your fellow opera lovers.
The Met Opera Trip includes:
- Two world-class operas—La Bohème and L’Italiana in Algeri
- Fun, in-depth discussions about the two operas led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz
- Round-trip transportation from Rockport to New York
ABOUT THE OPERAS:
by Giacomo Puccini
Friday, October 14, 8 PM
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi| Mimì: Ailyn Pérez | Musetta: Susanna Phillips | Rodolfo: Dmytro Popov | Marcello: David Bizic | Schaunard: Rodion Pogossov | Colline: Ryan Speedo Green | Benoit/Alcindoro: John Del Carlo
La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings.
L’Italiana in Algeri
by Gioachino Rossini
Saturday, October 15, 8 PM
Conductor: James Levine | Isabella: Elizabeth DeShong | Lindoro: René Barbera | Taddeo: Nicola Alaimo | Mustafà: Ildar Abdrazakov
One of Rossini’s earliest successes (written when he was 21), L’Italiana in Algeri is clearly the product of youthful vitality and charming irreverence. The score of this comic farce is a brilliant convergence of giddy madness and creative sophistication. The opportunities for comedy in the paradigmatic story are obvious, but the surprise is in the masterful way the music makes the situations come alive, and in the genuine human emotion of the characters.
Friday, October 14, 2016
11:00 AM~ Travel to New York City from Rockport on a private LimoLiner
LimoLiner features leather recliner seats, on-board service attendant, complimentary meals, free Wi-Fi and room to stretch out. During a portion of the trip, Dr. Seitz will discuss the two operas that will be attended.
3:00 PM~ Check into the Empire Hotel
The luxurious hotel is mere steps from the Metropolitan Opera, making it an ideal home for the weekend in New York City.
5:30 PM~ Gourmet Dinner
8:00 PM~ La Bohème (Grand tier Prime seats)
Saturday, October 15, 2016
(Breakfast and Lunch not provided)
5:30 PM~ Pre-show dinner at the Met’s Grand Tier Restaurant
Enjoy an exquisite pre-fixe menu at this luxurious restaurant located right inside the Lincoln Center.
8:00 PM~ L’Italiana in Algeri (Grand Tier Prime seats)
Sunday, October 16, 2016
(Breakfast not provided)
10:00 AM~ Depart New York City
Return to Rockport on a private LimoLiner, with lunch provided.