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The Met: Live In HD Presents Die Zauberflöte

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:55pm

SUNY Sullivan is pleased to announce the schedule for the new season of The Met: Live in HD series, which kicks off in the Seelig Theater on Saturday, October 14. The Met: Live in HD, is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live simulcasts. It is the world’s largest provider of alternative content, reaching more than 2,000 theaters in 70 countries, including SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theater.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Die Zauberflöte (start – 12:55 pm)

The full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

Ticket pricing for all presentations during the 2016-2017 season is as follows: $20.00 (Adults); $10.00 (Children 13 & Under); $10.00 (Students with valid ID). To order tickets, please call the SUNY Sullivan Box Office at (845) 434-5750, extension 4472, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on weekdays.

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Philip Cooper

Our screening of Die Zauberflöte will feature a very special guest, Philip Cooper, who will speak immediately prior to the live screening, at 12:25pm. Philip Cooper is a sculptor, painter and production designer who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Philip designs and creates live-performance oriented dimensional characters and costumes. He is also the owner of Igloo Projects, a costume, window display and puppet design company.

His career began at Michael Curry Design in Portland, Oregon, starting in 1996 through 2008. He has been an integral production artist and art director for various Curry productions incorporating puppets such as The Lion King and Shrek The Musical, as well as Julie Taymor’s productions The Magic Flute and Grendel, and more recently, her reimagining of Spiderman and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His work has been featured in Olympic opening ceremonies, Cirque Du Soliel’s Ka and Love, Tokyo Disney’s The Little Mermaid and countless other Michael Curry projects.

Additionally, Philip has worked as studio assistant for both Julie Taymor and Michael Curry. His experience has enabled him to take a raw clay character sculpt through the various stages of moldmaking or pattern drafting, casting, mechanizing, painting, up to a finished carbon fiber or patterned foam costume or mask to be fitted to the performer.

Cooper started his own company in Brooklyn, NY in 2008 and continues today with design and production work for Moses Pendleton’s Momix, True TV’s Fake Off and Spaeth Design’s sculptural window displays for various 5th avenue department store Christmas windows. You can also find him every spring, producing sculptural elements and backdrops for The New Orleans Jazz Fest.

About The Met: Live in HD

The series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg. Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr. The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder®. For complete information on locations and tickets, visit