Mount Vernon, Washington

The Metropolitan Opera - Carmen (Bizet)

Saturday, Jan 16, 10:00 am
Sunday, Jan 31, 1:00 pm
General: $22; Seniors: $18; Students: $15 - Season Packages Available

One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen “is about sex, violence, and racism—and its corollary: freedom,” says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet’s drama. “It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It’s sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking.” Angela Gheorghiu plays the seductive gypsy of the title in her role debut, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José.
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Production: Richard Eyre; Barbara Frittoli, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Mariusz Kwiecien

The Metropolitan Opera - Der Rosenkavalier (R.Strauss)

Saturday, Jan 9, 10:00 am
Sunday, Jan 24, 1:00 pm
General: $22; Seniors: $18; Students: $15 - Season Packages Available

Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover. Music Director James Levine conducts a cast that also includes Kristinn Sigmundsson and Thomas Allen.
Conductor: James Levine; Production: Nathaniel Merrill; Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Christine Schäfer, Eric Cutler, Thomas Allen, Kristinn Sigmundsson
Approximate running time 4 hours and 45 minutes / 2 intermissions

The Metropolitan Opera - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach)

Saturday, Dec 19, 10:00 am
Sunday, Dec 27, 1:00 pm
General: $22; Seniors: $18; Students: $15

Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) directs this new production, returning after the triumph of his Met Barber of Seville (seen live in HD in the 2006–07 season). Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is a fascinating psychological journey. Met Music Director James Levine conducts a stellar star cast including Anna Netrebko as the tragic Antonia, Elīna Garanča as the ambiguous Nicklausse, and Alan Held as the demonic four villains.

The Metropolitan Opera - Turandot (Puccini)

Saturday, Nov 7, 10:00 am
Sunday, Nov 15, 1:00 pm
General: $22, Seniors: $18, Students: $15 - Season Packages Available

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.”
Conductor: Andris Nelsons; Production: Franco Zeffirelli; Maria Guleghina, Marina Poplavskaya, Marcello Giordani, Samuel Ramey

The Metropolitan Opera - Aida (Verdi)

Saturday, Oct 24, 10:00 am
Sunday, Nov 1, 1:00 pm
General: $22, Seniors: $18, Students: $15 - Season Packages Available
General seating

Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is both a heartbreaking love story and an epic drama full of spectacular crowd scenes. A cast of powerful voices and a grand production bring the story to life on the Met stage (and on the HD screen). Violeta Urmana stars in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess, with Dolora Zajick as her rival. Johan Botha plays Radamès, commander of the Egyptian army, and Daniele Gatti conducts. Among the score’s highlights is the celebrated Triumphal March.

The Metropolitan Opera - Tosca (Puccini)

Saturday, Oct 10, 10:00 am
Sunday, Oct 18, 1:00 pm
General $22; Seniors $18; Students $15 - Season Packages Available

"Tosca combines Puccini’s glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films,” says Met Music Director James Levine, who conducts this new production. The opera tells the story of three people—a famous opera singer, a free-thinking painter, and a sadistic chief of police—caught in a net of love and politics. Soprano Karita Mattila, recently seen in this season’s Live in HD presentation of Salome, sings the title role for the first time outside her native Finland.

Graham Kerr - A Road Map to a Brighter Future for our Community and Ourselves

Saturday, Aug 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
General Admission

A presentation by renowned chef, educator and philanthropist Graham Kerr on developing a path toward a healthier lifestyle and stronger communities.
The event is a benefit for the Skagit Food Share Alliance.
Tickets are available NOW with your credit card through Brown Paper Tickets.
Please click on the 'Get Tickets' button above and follow the on screen instructions.

The Magic of Sterling

Saturday, Aug 29, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday, Aug 29, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$20/ $15/ $10

You won't want to miss this opportunity to see who the magic community is saying is "the future of magic". Sterling will entertain and mesmerize you with his presentation of music, movement, and magic. Sterling was chosen Seattle's "Magician of the Year" and has won every major national and international award in magic as a teenager. Bring the family, and be inspired by one of Washington's own talents, and the current World Teen Champion of Magic.

A Lincoln Goes Outside! Thank You

Thanks to all who came, volunteered, participated, sponsored or otherwise helped with the production of the Lincoln Goes Outside! summer film series.
In lieu of the traditional weekend film schedule,the Lincoln Theatre in conjunction with Northwest Media & Entertainment Productions presented a season of outdoor films, free of charge in Pine Square every weekend during July and August, as our contribution to the community that has been so supportive of the theatre.


Lincoln Goes Outside - META Presents String the Fiddle, Build the Roof

Saturday, Aug 1, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Seating begins at 7pm - pre film activities begin at 7:30 - Film at dusk.

As part of  The Lincoln Theatre's 'Lincoln Goes Outside'  summer film series, META Performing Arts presents the world premiere of "String the Fiddle, Build the Roof"  a documentary about how a community theatre group produces and puts on a show at a local venue.

Produced by ZN Productions of New York, this is an inside look behind the scenes as the vision and aspirations of cast and crew culminate in the May 2009 production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at McIntyre Hall.