Friday, August 19, 2011


clip_image001Brand New Programming Initiative Featuring World Renowned Ballet and Opera Companies Captured Live in HD and Classic and Indie Films

State Theatre announces a brand new HD program that allows the State Theatre to bring performances, captured live from around the world. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 19, 2011 (9 AM–internet / 10 AM–phone and window).


To make this new screening experience the best it can be, the State Theatre is purchasing a new HD digital cinema projection system including a Barco projector, an extra large 40’x22.5’ Stewart film screen, and digital surround sound. The historic State Theatre will feature one of the largest tab tensioned perforated electric screens manufactured to date by Stewart Filmscreen Corp, measuring an impressive 46’ diagonal. California-based Stewart Filmscreen is recognized as the industry leader in precision projection screen technologies and is creating this custom seamless screen for the State Theatre. 


Tosca, The Royal Opera
Giacomo Puccini
Wed, November 2, 2011, at 7 PM
Captured Live at the Royal Opera House in London, England
Starring Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel and Lukas Jakobski

Aida, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Giuseppe Verdi
Wed, November 16, 2011, at 7 PM

Captured Live at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy
Conducted by Zubin Mehta
Starring Roberto Tagliavini, Luciana D’Intino, Hui He and Marco Berti

Don Giovanni, La Scala
W.A. Mozart
Thu, December 8, 2011, at 7 PM
Captured Live at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim
Starring Anna Netrebko and Bryn Terfel

Cendrillon, The Royal Opera
Jules Massenet
Sun, January 8, 2012, at 2 PM
Captured Live at the Royal Opera House in London, England
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote and Eglise Guttiérez

Il Trittico, The Royal Opera
Giacomo Puccini
Thu, February 2, 2012, at 7 PM
Captured Live at the Royal Opera House in London, England
Starring Lucio Gallo, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anja Harteros, Anna Larsson and Elena Zilio

La Bohème, Liceu
Giacomo Puccini
Wed, March 14, 2012, at 7 PM
Captured Live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain
Starring Ramón Vargas and Fiorenza Cedolins

Rigoletto, The Royal Opera
Giuseppe Verdi
Sun, April 22, 2012, at 2 PM
Captured Live at the Royal Opera House in London, England
Directed by David McVicar
Starring Dimitri Plantanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo and Christine Rice

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