Special Events

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |


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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire. Don’t miss Arias and Incidental Music from Carmen performed in the lobby by mezzo-soprano, Martha Hudson and pianist,…

DIRT – PERFORMANCE AND Q&A WITH JOHN MORELLO (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,
A One Man Show by John Morello


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Co-sponsored by CONNECT to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the MV Regional High School, and the Youth Task Force. Dirt is a one-man show that explores the challenges and decisions that young people face every day. Dirt gets to the heart of issues related to drugs, bullying, and…

THE PETER LUCE PLAY READERS PRESENT: GLASS MENDACITY (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,
Directed by John Brannen

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Presented in a staged reading by The Peter H. Luce Play Readers, The Glass Mendacity is an irreverent puree made from three combined and corrupted Tennessee Williams plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Characters and relationships are amplified and shuffled. This farcical romp takes place in Belle…

AVIAN IMPROV – FREE ADMISSION

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY LANNY McDOWELL AND DAVID STANWOOD


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Lanny McDowell has been a fan of David Stanwood’s piano playing as long as David has been a fan of Lanny’s artwork, over twenty years. Recently, the two friends have developed a collaborative program which combines the art forms of piano improvisation and bird photography, which they call “Avian Improv”.  Coinciding with…

MET OPERA LIVE: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |


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For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2018-19 | |


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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…

BOLSHOI BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER

| 2018 | 140 mins. | | , ,


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On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA TRAVIATA

| 1853 | 3 hrs. 32 min. | |


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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting thatchanges with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

THE MET Encore: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

| 2019 | 120 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s…

LOBSTER WAR

, | 2018 | | , ,
Directed by David Abel and Andy Laub


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LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

| 2018 | 210 mins. | | , , ,
Written by William Shakespeare


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Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian…

BOLSHOI BALLET: DON QUIXOTE

| 2018 | 175 mins. | | ,


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Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in the Bolshoi’s critically-acclaimed staging of…

THE KING AND I – one night only!

| 2018 | 3 hrs. | | , ,


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The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar…

BLACK 47 – one night only – reception at 6:45!

| 2018 | 100 mins. | | , , ,


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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will present an exclusive screening of the Irish film BLACK 47 on Wednesday, November 28th  at 7.30 pm in the MV Film Center. Opening reception in the film center lobby beginning at 6:45 p.m. Join Elaine Cawley Weintraub, Lara O’Brien, and Liam O’Callaghan in an authentic experience of Irish art, history and…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

| 2018 | 160 mins. | | ,
Written by Alan Bennett


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Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following…

WARREN MILLER’S FACE OF WINTER

| 2018 | 120 minutes (included intermission raffle drawings) | | ,


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If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the ski-and-ride film was the man who got us started on this long, crazy ride. This fall, don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of…