Escape the dreary winter days with glorious music, pageantry and drama: the Metropolitan Opera is coming back to the Rialto Theatre.
The Met will have 11 exciting performances this winter. On Oct. 15, Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king in Anna Bolena.
Netrebko sings one of opera’s greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov portrays Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Season tickets are on sale at the Rialto Theatre in Courtenay for a 15-per-cent savings for all 11 performances. Anna Bolena tickets go on sale Oct. 11 — adults and youth $21.95; children and seniors $18.95 (plus taxes).
For more information, call the Rialto Theatre at 250-338-5502.
— Rialto Theatre