The Royal Theatre in Trail broadcasts the Metropolitan Opera LIVE from New York City in glorious HD on the big screen. The Royal Theatre plays host to hundreds of people who travel from miles around to attend this wonderful and highly sought after production.
One of only a handful of theatres providing this service, and the only one in the Kootenay's, the Royal Theatre is proud to have the MET Opera on their screen, and extend their invitation to all of you to come enjoy.
Individual Ticket Prices: $24.00 Adult ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
Mix & Match Ticket Pass - $144.00 – Choose 8 shows from either The National Theatre Live, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet or Met Opera, all for the price of 6! On Sale Now!
Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtimes.
**Individual Event Tickets are NOT available in advance, sorry (due to cost and wastage - trust us we've tried!), they are only available at the door the day of the performance. We have 396 seats - plus WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - and GUARANTEE if we SELL OUT, the next performance is on us.
OTELLO (Verdi) (3hrs27min) new production
Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Showtimes: Saturday October 17 9:55AM
TANNHAUSER (Wagner) (4hrs48min) new production
James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.
Showtimes: Saturday October 31 9:00 AM
LULU (Berg) (4hrs41min) new production
Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.
Showtimes: Saturday November 21 9:30 AM
THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart) (1hrs52min) Special 10th Anniversary Presentation all seats $10.00
Celebrated director Julie Taymor, who brought The Lion King to Broadway, casts her spell on Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Dancing bears, flying birds, even a giant serpent – all are brought vividly to life through Taymor’s ingenious use of puppetry. This abridged 90 minute version is sung in English and features an attractive young cast conducted by beloved Met Maestro James Levine
Showtimes: Saturday January 9 11:00 AM
LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (Bizet) (2hrs54min) new production
Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.
Showtimes: Saturday January 16 9:55 AM
TURANDOT (Puccini) (3hrs35min)
Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.
Showtimes: Saturday January 30 9:55 AM
MANON LESCAUT (PUCCINI) (3hrs33min) new production
The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.
Showtimes: Saturday March 5 9:55 AM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY (PUCCINI) (3hrs38min)
Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.
Showtimes: Saturday April 2 9:55 AM
ROBERTO DEVEREUX (Donizetti) (3hrs46min) premiere
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.
Showtimes: Saturday April 16 9:55 AM
ELEKTRA (Strauss) (2hrs10min) new production
The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.
Showtimes: Saturday April 30 9:55 AM
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