Past Features

May 4, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 8)

Met's 'La Cenerentola' ('Cinderella') at Lehman May 9

Elina Garanca
Elina Garanca, who had her triumphant Met debut last season, stars in the title role of Rossini's Cinderella story. She appears opposite Lawrence Brownlee, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
The Metropolitan Opera's 2008-2009 Live in High Definition Series continues on Saturday, May 9, with Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella). The program will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. This is a free event, but preference will be given to students or young people.

Hosted by the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, the series is part of the Metropolitan Opera's efforts to increase music and art education in schools, and to make opera accessible to communities throughout the country. More than 800 venues throughout the world have participated in the Met's ground-breaking series. Past broadcasts include Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.

Founded in 2003 as part of the Bronx New Century High School Initiative/New Visions for Public Schools, the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music combines a rigorous academic program with high-quality music instruction, which the students receive with assistance from the Lehman College Music Department.

For more information on this event, call 718-960-8025.