TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 13, 2011) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX), via our Front Row Centre Events is pleased to present The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores. Four special performances of a previously enjoyed Met Opera will be broadcast in high-definition and 5.1 digital surround. Tosca is the first Summer Encores performance presented July 27th, followed by Turandot August 3rd, Don Pasquale August 10th and Don Carlo August 24th. All performances will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. local time.

"The Met: Live in HD series is extremely popular with our guests," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "The Summer Encores provide a great opportunity to experience something new or enjoy a previous performance that was missed."

The following performances will be available as part of The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores series:

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. local time

Tosca – Karita Mattila lives for art and love as the passionate title character of Puccini's opera. Luc Bondy's production co-stars Marcelo Álvarez as the painter and revolutionary Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as the corrupt villain Scarpia. Joseph Colaneri conducts.

Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 p.m. local time

Turandot – Director Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production of Puccini's last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can't solve her riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince who eventually wins her love and whose solos include the famous "Nessun dorma."

Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 p.m. local time

Don Pasquale – Soprano Anna Netrebko is Norina, the irresistible and clever romantic heroine of Donizetti's comic opera, who conspires with Dr. Malatesta (Mariusz Kwiecien) to teach a middle-aged miser (John Del Carlo) an unforgettable lesson about love and marriage. Matthew Polenzani sings the role of Ernesto, Norina's love, and James Levine conducts one of his first-ever performances of this opera.

Wednesday, August 24, 6:30 p.m. local time

Don Carlo – Tony Award-winning director Nicholas Hytner made his Met debut with this new production of Verdi's monumental grand opera. Roberto Alagna is the conflicted title character, joined by an exceptional cast that includes Marina Poplavskaya as Elisabeth de Valois, Anna Smirnova as Princess Eboli, Simon Keenlyside as Rodrigo, and Ferruccio Furlanetto as King Philip II. Montreal native Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conducts.

General admission for each performance is only $10.00 with guests 13 years of age and under being admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at a participating theatre box office, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at or our mobile site

The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores can be enjoyed at the following theatres:

SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas, 780 Yates Avenue
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas, 3025 Gordon Road
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge, 355 Hespeler Road
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas, 3055 Vega Boulevard
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, 22 Lebovic Avenue
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas , 3555 Highway 7 W
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Starcité Gatineau Cinemas, 115 boul. Du Plateau
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme*
Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas, 5800 boul. Cavendish
Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Cinemas, 350 rue Emery*
Starcité Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin*
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis*
St. Eustache
Cinéma St- Eustache, 305, avenue Mathers*
*Performance will be offered in French

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