Covent Garden’s extraordinary production of Verdi’s late masterpiece, with Jonas Kaufmann making his debut in the title role, hits US screens from tomorrow.
Very few, in fact.
In New York, it will show at the Landmark Sunshine cinema on Houston Street at 7:00 pm on Aug. 8.
Now you would think there would be considerable interest among New York opera lovers, Met-goers especially, to see and hear the foremost tenor of the day in a signature role.
So why only one cinema?
Because all movie houses that take Live from the Met have been locked down against taking operas from any other opera house. Simple as that. Thank you, Peter Gelb.
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