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MET summer encores 2018, watch the classics in Europe’s most beautiful cinema!

Madame Butterfly, Il Trovatore, Eugene Onegin, Turandot, the opera classic are available in Europe's most beautiful cinema! Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (also known as The Met: Live in HD) is a series of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Operain New York City to select venues, primarily movie theaters, in the United States and other parts of the world. The first transmission was of a condensed English-language version of Mozart's The Magic Flute on December 30, 2006.  The first season included seven theatres in Britain, two in Japan and one in Norway. After its successful launch, several other countries joined for the second season and 100 screens were added, selling an additional 20,000 tickets. These included cinemas in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. 2008 saw the network expand even further to include more screens in the countries named above plus other countries such as Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand,Argentina (Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata), and Poland, as well as the territory of Puerto Rico. As of 2011 six Metropolitan Opera employees work full-time on Live in HD. About 40 people work on the technical aspects of each broadcast, with one comparing the scale of the logistics to the preshow coverage of the Emmy or Academy Awards. Host Renée Fleming volunteers her services. No same-day substitution of a major cast member for a Live in HD performance was necessary until January 2010, perhaps because of the appeal of performing for a worldwide audience and the opportunity to appear on the subsequent DVD of the broadcast.  

Ticket price: 4100 HUF Tickets are available at the Cassa of the Urania National Filmtheater (open every day 11:00-20:30, Credit Cards are accepted) and in the Ticket Sale System of Interticket and Jegymester (available in English too)
Discounted tickets are available at the price of 3800 for those purchasing tickets for at least 5 different performances for the season or the summer selection at the same time. Please note that after the start of the screening, you can only take a seat on the floor side.

In addition to the Met Live in HD 2018/19 season , Urania Film Theater is pleased to announce four selected titles for Summer Encores.

June 17, 6pm
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
133 min, 2016, in Italian with Hungarian and English subtitles
Director: Anthony Minghella
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa Luigi Illica
Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon
Cast: Kristīne Opolais (Cio-Cio-San) / Maria Zifchak (Suzuki) / Roberto Alagna (Pinkerton) / Dwayne Croft (Sharpless)

July 1, 2018, 6pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore
162 min, 2015, in Italian with Hungarian and English subtitles
Director: Sir David McVicar
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Leonora), Dolora Zajick (Azucena), Yonghoon Lee (Manrico), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (di Luna), Štefan Kocán (Ferrando)

July 15, 2018, 6pm
Tschaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
172 min, 2014, in original language with Hungarian and English subtitles
Director: Robert Carsen
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Cast: Renée Fleming (Tatiana) / Ramón Vargas (Lensky)/ Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin) / Sergei Aleksashkin (Gremin)

July, 22, 2018, 6pm
Puccini: Turandot
139 min, 2016, in Italian with Hungarian and English subtitles
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Libretto: Franco Alfano
Conductor: Paolo Carignani
Cast: Nina Stemme (Turandot), Anita Hartig (Liù), Marco Berti (Calàf), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Timur)

Still in June, two more encores from the 2017/18 season will be available one more time:

June 3, 2018, 6pm
Mozart: Così fan tutte

June, 9, 2018, 6pm
Massanet: Cendrillon

Photo: Uránia Film Theater

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