Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Contest: Win a Pair of Tickets to See Met Opera Summer '15 Encores

'Tis summer, so why bother giving away just one show on DC Outlook? Let's try three (3) total... for Fathom Events: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD "Summer 2015 Encores." We're giving away an "admit-two" pair of tickets to see the final three presentations at the Regal Rockville Center Stadium 13. Winning is easy: Just send your name & email address to before Sunday, July 12th at 11:59 PM EST, and we'll notify you (by email) if you've won. The winner can claim his/her tickets at the box office. Passes are non-transferable; and the name of the pass must match the ID to the person redeeming the pass at the theater box office.

Series Synopsis:
Four stunning cinema presentations back on screen this summer, including Renée Fleming in The Merry Widow. This summer, enjoy select encore performances from the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning Live in HD series of cinema presentations. The screenings will occur on Wednesdays throughout July beginning on July 8 at 7:00 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience these exciting performances, captured live from the stage of the Met! For more info, visit:

Series Events:
•  La Traviata - July 8, 2015, 7 PM
•  La Fille du Régiment - July 15, 2015, 7 PM
•  The Merry Widow - July 22, 2015, 7 PM
•  Aida - July 29, 2015, 7 PM

Willy Decker’s stunning production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy stars the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay as Violetta. Matthew Polenzani is Alfredo Germont, the young man from a good family who risks everything for Violetta. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Madcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together in Natalie Dessay’s tour de force portrayal of the feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Laurent Pelly’s hilarious production also stars Juan Diego Flórez as the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—along with a slew of high Cs. Marco Armiliato conducts.

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all of Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new hit staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman. This dazzling production takes place in an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

The Met’s spectacular production of Verdi’s Egyptian epic captures both the grandeur and the intimacy of this powerful tale of love and politics. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess in love with the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by Roberto Alagna. Olga Borodina is her rival, Amneris. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Just in case you don't win... Tickets for The Met: Live in HD Summer 2015 Encores are available at or at participating theater box offices.