The Met: Live in HD presents ‘La Clemenza di Tito’

LAKE PLACID – Elina Garanca, star of the “Live in HD” transmissions of “Carmen” and “La Cenerentola,” returns to the Met as Sesto in a rare revival of Mozart’s opera of ancient Rome, “La Clemenza di Tito.”

An encore screening will be available to North Country audiences to view on the big screen at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 1 p.m. Saturday.

This opera is sponsored by Lynne G. Detmer.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for LPCA members, $12 for students 18 and under. Series tickets are also available for those wishing to attend six operas throughout the course of the season. Themed Box Lunches from Saranac Sourdough are available to order at the Box Office prior to the performance and will be delivered for intermission. Call LPCA at 518-523-2512 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti makes his first Live in HD appearance in the title role of the Roman emperor Titus, the target of an assassination scheme by the vengeful Vitellia (Barbara Frittoli, star of last season’s “Don Giovanni).” American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and debuting English soprano Lucy Crowe co-star as the young lovers Annio and Servilia in this performance of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s stylized 1984 production, which will be conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.

Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham hosts the transmission and conducts backstage interviews with the stars. (Running time: approximately 170 minutes, including one intermission.)