The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning Live in HD series returns Saturday, Oct. 9, to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley St., in Fryeburg. Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov will be followed by the historic Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones on Oct. 23. The 15th season of Live in HD includes ten live presentations, featuring star performers Piotr Beczała, Angel Blue, Javier Camarena, Lise Davidsen, Elīna Garanča, Isabel Leonard, Anna Netrebko, René Pape, Matthew Polenzani, Nadine Sierra, and Sonya Yoncheva.

In addition to Boris Godunov and Fire Shut Up In My Bones, the 2021-22 Live in HD season will include Eurydice (Dec. 4), Cinderella (Jan. 1,), Rigoletto (Jan. 29), Ariadne auf Naxos (March 12), Don Carlos (March 26), Turandot (May 7), Lucia di Lammermoor (May 21), and Hamlet (June 4). All performances start at 1 p.m. with the exception of Don Carlos (March 26), which starts at noon.

Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will return to host his acclaimed Opera Lecture Series every Thursday before a Live in HD presentation. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, start at 3 p.m. in the LHE/PAC seminar room. The first lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 7.

In order to keep our doors open, face masks are required inside the building during all events.

Live in HD tickets cost $28 for adults, $25 for seniors (65-plus), and $10 for students.

For tickets, or more information, visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-544-9066.

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