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New York’s Metropolitan Opera Coming to Bibliotheca Alexandrina

New York’s Metropolitan Opera Coming to Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani in Act I of L'Elisir d'Amore. PHOTO: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani in Act I of L’Elisir d’Amore.
PHOTO: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is set to join the Metropolitan Opera’s international transmission network on October 3, with a screening of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

For EGP 75, anybody can buy a ticket to a screening at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, where all of the 10 operas in this season will be available for viewing.

A quick scan of this season’s schedule reveals several acclaimed works, including Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Giacomo Pucci’s “Madame Butterfly.”

The Metropolitan Opera launched the transmission network, known as The Met: Live in HD, in December 2006 to exhibit the New York-based performances all around the world. To date, the series reaches over 2,000 venues in 70 different countries.

Although Egypt previously introduced the live transmissions at the Cairo Opera House in the capital and El Gouna, a tourist resort on the coast of the Red Sea in 2010, this will be the transmissions’ debut in the northern city of Alexandria.

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