FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center presents the Met Opera’s Live in HD production of Ariadne auf Naxos on Saturday, March 12 at 1 pm. The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast for this March 12 transmission also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will host his acclaimed Opera Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 8 at 3 p.m. in the LHE/PAC seminar room. The lectures are free and open to the public. 

Live in HD tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors (65-plus), and $10 for students. Purchase tickets online, or call the box office at 207-544-9066. In order to keep our doors open, face masks are required inside the building during all events. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street on the campus of Fryeburg Academy.