Internationally renowned director François Girard‘s new production of Wagner’s soaring masterpiece, LOHENGRIN, will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera to cinemas worldwide for the first time on Saturday 18th March 2023 as part of The Met: Live in HD series.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, leads the critically acclaimed cast, with tenor Piotr Beczała singing the title role of the swan knight.
The cast also includes much-praised soprano Tamara Wilson as the virtuous duchess Elsa and soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud. Distinguished bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud’s power-hungry husband, Telramund, and celebrated bass Günther Groissböck is King Heinrich.
LOHENGRIN marks Girard’s third Wagner production at the Met following his revelatory Parsifal. He collaborates with award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and designer Tim Yip—who won an Oscar for art direction on the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and is also known for his work on the 2004 Athens Olympics closing ceremony—to create sets and costumes that convey the opera’s otherworldly dimension.
Gary Halvorson directs the Live in HD presentation. Baritone Christopher Maltman serves as the host, sharing exclusive behind-the-scenes access during the interval.
To book cinema tickets for LOHENGRIN, please visit: MetLiveInHD.co.uk.