Sonya Yoncheva as Tosca and Vittorio Grigolo as Cavaradossi in Act III of David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca. Supplied photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan

Cineplex continues The Met series with ‘Tosca’ and ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’

Both productions will be broadcast live on the big screen from the Lincoln Centre in New York

Cineplex Langley is bringing live performances of Puccini’s Tosca and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore to the big screen as part of their ongoing series, The Met: Live in HD.

Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Tosca, starring Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo, broadcasts live from the Lincoln Centre in New York on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9:55 a.m. (12:55 p.m ET). Bartlett Sher’s production of L’Elisir d’Amore, starring Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani, also broadcasts live from the Lincoln Centre in New York on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. (12 p.m. ET).

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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. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Zeljko Lucic. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

The production is sung in Italian with English subtitles.


Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story, set in a small village in rural Italy, deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development that is rare in works of this type.

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 furtive lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with skillful comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

The production is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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