Ran­dom Acts

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The Met in HD’s Il trovatore; nouveau fla­menco gui­tarist Ottmar Liebert and Luna Ne­gra; mu­si­cal Some­thing Light to Carry; Zach Con­don with his eclec­tic world-beat band Beirut

This week The Met: Live in HD be­gins its 10th sea­son of simul­casts from the stage of New York’s Metropoli­tan Opera to the­aters around the world, in­clud­ing the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.). Ten broad­casts will take place be­tween Satur­day, Oct. 3, and the end of April on se­lected Satur­day morn­ings (on into the af­ter­noons), and the Len­sic will also re­peat all but three of them on the same evenings. The first of­fer­ing is Verdi’s Il trovatore, which sports a mu­si­cal score as mag­nif­i­cent as its li­bretto is lu­di­crous. We hear good things about Rus­sian so­prano Anna Ne­tre­bko as Leonora and South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee as Man­rico, and mezzo-so­prano Dolora Za­jick will most likely pro­vide her usual as Azu­cena, the Gypsy who mis­tak­enly throws her baby into a flam­ing pyre in­stead of … oh, never mind. Any­way, the mag­nif­i­cent Siberian bari­tone Dmitri Hvoros­tovsky (aka “the Sil­ver Fox”) is tak­ing a break from his treat­ments for a brain tu­mor long enough to sing just three per­for­mances as the Count di Luna; af­ter this broad­cast, he heads back to his doc­tors in Lon­don. The broad­cast be­gins at 11 a.m. (encore at 6 p.m.). Tick­ets ($22 to $28 in the morn­ing; $22 in the evening) are avail­able by call­ing 505-988-1234 or vis­it­ing www.tick­etssantafe.org. — James M. Keller

Dmitri Hvoros­tovsky

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