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.

 

 

 

THE OPERA HOUSE  (1hrs50min) Film Documentary

 

The Opera House, a new film by award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s. Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.  

Showtimes:   Saturday January 13 11:00am ** Special price of $10.00 Adult / $8.00 Senior


TOSCA (2hrs53min) new production

 

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Showtimes:   Saturday January 27 9:55 AM

L’ELISIR D’AMORE (2hrs39min)

 

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Showtimes:   Saturday February 10 9:00 AM **

 

LA BOHEME (2hrs55min)

 

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Showtimes:   Saturday  February 24 9:30 AM **

SEMIRAMIDE (4hrs2min)

 

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.         

 Showtimes:   Saturday March 10 9:55 AM

COSI FAN TUTTE (3hrs31min) new production

  

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Showtimes:   Saturday March 31 9:55 AM

LUISA MILLER (3hrs38min)

 

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met repertoire with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr BeczaƂa in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Showtimes:   Saturday April 14 9:30 AM **

   CENDRILLON (2hrs47min) new production    

 

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.                

Showtimes:   Saturday April 28 9:55 AM

 

 

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