New York, September 6, 2007

Deutsche Bank continues leadership support of Metropolitan Opera


The Met’s Opening Night Gala performance of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”, a new production conducted by James Levine, directed by Mary Zimmerman and starring Natalie Dessay, will be simulcast live in Times Square and at Lincoln Center on September 24

Deutsche Bank today announced it has underwritten the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala for the seventh consecutive year and provided leadership support of the Met’s live transmissions of the Opening Night performance of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” onto outdoor screens in New York City’s Times Square and at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza for the second year in a row.

“Our role as lead sponsor of the Met’s Opening Night affords us the opportunity to share with all New Yorkers the wonderful experience of live opera,” said Gary Hattem, President, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation. “On this night, the Met is truly center stage in the life of our city and we could not be more pleased that we helped make this possible."  

“With its continuing support of our opening night production of Lucia and its simultaneous transmissions to Times Square and Lincoln Center Plaza, Deutsche Bank is helping to spearhead the effort to popularize opera,” said Peter Gelb, the Met’s General Manager. “Opera fans everywhere will be applauding them on Opening Night.”

The transmissions of “Lucia di Lammermoor” will be presented live at 6:30pm ET on September 24th in Times Square and at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza. Advance tickets are required for attendance to the broadcast in Lincoln Center Plaza and will be available at the Met box office beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, September 23. The Times Square transmission is free, and tickets are not required. Approximately 1,500 seats will be available for the public on a first-come first-served basis, with additional standing room provided. The performance will also be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 85) and streamed live from the Met’s website, http://www.metopera.org/.


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