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Live Met Opera Series At Area Theaters Through May

The 2017-18 season of Met Live in HD, the series of simulcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, begins Oct. 7 and runs through May 2, with offerings by Bellini, Mozart, Humperdinck, Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Massenet and Adès.

Unless otherwise noted, live shows are on Saturdays at 12:55 p.m. and encore shows are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Some theaters show additional matinee screenings of the encores, at 1 p.m. on the same day.

Theaters participating in the screenings include Cinemark Buckland Hills, 99 Red Stone Road in Manchester; AMC Bloomfield 8, 863 Park Road; Metro Movies 12, 140 Main St. in Middletown; Cinemark Enfield, inside the mall; Regal Brass Mill 12, 495 Union St. in Waterbury; Cinemark North Haven, 550 Universal Drive; Branford 12, 325 E. Main St.; Connecticut Post 14, 1201 Boston Post Road in Milford; AMC Danbury 16, 61 Eagle Road; and Stonington 10, 85 Voluntown Road in Pawcatuk. To buy tickets, visit fathomevents.com.

Here's the schedule:

Norma, by Bellini and starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Oct. 7 (live) and Oct. 11 (encore).

Die Zauberflöte by Mozart and starring Golda Schultz and Kathryn Lewek, Oct. 14 (live) and Oct. 18 (encore).

The Exterminating Angel by Thomas Adès, based on the 1962 film by Luis Buñuel and featuring a large ensemble cast, Nov. 18 (live) and Nov. 29 (encore).

Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, starring Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer. Special holiday encore presentation, filmed in 2008. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 12:55 p.m.

Tosca by Puccini and starring Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel, Jan. 27 (live) and Jan. 31 (encore).

L'Elisir D'Amore by Donizetti and starring Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani, Feb. 10 (live) at noon and Feb. 14 (encore).

La Bohème by Puccini and starring Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano, Feb. 24 (live) at 12:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 (encore).

Semiramide by Rossini and starring Angela Meade, March 10 (live) and March 14 (encore).

Così Fan Tutte by Mozart and starring Amanda Majeski, March 31 (live) and April 4 (encore).

Luisa Miller by Verdi and starring Sonya Yoncheva and Plácido Domingo, April 14 (live) at 12:30 p.m. and April 18 (encore).

Cendrillon by Massenet and starring Joyce DiDonato, April 28 (live) and May 2 (encore).

Other Venues

Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts also shows Met Live in HD, on a slightly different schedule. All the live broadcasts are shown at the same time as the multiplexes, but the encores are shown on the same day at 6 p.m. "Hansel and Gretel" will be shown Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. quickcenter.com.

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. in Old Saybrook, shows the live performances — and "Hansel and Gretel" — at the same time as the multiplexes, and the encores on the Tuesdays following the live shows, at the same time of day as the live shows. thekate.org.

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, doesn't show the live shows, but shows encores on a varying schedule. ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

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