MDC’s Tower Theater Presents New Season of Opera, Ballet and other Legendary Performances

MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) iconic Tower Theater will once again offer its popular World Stages Series featuring recordings of classical opera, ballet, and other legendary performances in high definition on the big screen. Some of productions will be presented live on the same day they are shown at their respective countries. The season kicks off Monday, Oct. 17, with Saint-Saëns’ opera Samson et Dalila at the Opéra national de Paris with the sensational soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the leading role.


The Emerald Pass – $90 (10 tickets); the Sapphire Pass – $140 (20 tickets) and the Diamond Pass (only for Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members) – $70 (10 purchased tickets + 1 complimentary ticket). Passes are completely flexible. They can be used by the same person or others in your party, all at once or for different performances.

Single tickets for each show are $15 for adults; $13.50 for seniors, students and MDC staff; and $11 for Tower and Miami Film Society Members and MDC students.

The complete 2016-17 World Stages Series:

Monday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. (pre-recorded LIVE on October 13, 2016)

SAMSON ET DALILA LIVE- Opéra national de Paris


Thursday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

MACBETH LIVE – Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona


Thursday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE – Royal Shakespeare Company


Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.



Thursday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. (Pre-recorded LIVE, November 15, 2016)

LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN LIVE – Opéra national de Paris


Thursday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

SHAKESPEARE’S KING LEAR – Royal Shakespeare Company


Thursday, December 1, 8 p.m.

THE ENTERTAINER – Kenneth Branagh Company


Thursday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

SWAN LAKE LIVE – Opéra national de Paris


Thursday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.

ANASTASIA – The Royal Ballet


Thursday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m.

THE NUTCRACKER – The Royal Ballet


Thursday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

VERDI’S UN BALLO IN MASCHERA – Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich


Thursday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.



Thursday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

COSÌ FAN TUTTE LIVE – Opéra national de Paris


Thursday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Verdi IL TROVATORE – Royal Opera House


Thursday, Mar. 2, 8 p.m.

McGregor’s VIRGINIA WOOLF WORKS – The Royal Ballet


Thursday, Mar. 16, 8 p.m.

Petipa/Ashton/Dowell/Wheeldon THE SLEEPING BEAUTY – The Royal Ballet


Thursday, Mar. 23, 8 p.m.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM LIVE – Opéra national de Paris


Thursday, April 6, 8 p.m.

RIGOLETTO LIVE – Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona


Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Royal Opera House


Thursday, May 4, 8 p.m.

I DUE FOSCARI – Verdi – 4K – Teatro alla Scala, Milan – Placido Domingo


Thursday, May 18, 8 p.m.

Balanchine’s JEWELS – The Royal Ballet


Thursday, June 1, 8 p.m.

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI – Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona


Thursday, June 8, 8 p.m.

Charles Gounod’s FAUST – Teatro Regio Torino


Thursday, June 22, 8 p.m. (Pre-recorded LIVE, June 20, 2017)

LA CENERENTOLA LIVE – Opéra national de Paris


Thursday, July 6, 8 p.m.



Thursday, July 20, 8 p.m.

Verdi OTELLO (New Production) – Royal Opera House


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