MET: LIVE IN HD OPERA PERFORMANCES RETURN TO CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Newly refurbished auditorium welcomes the return of popular series

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2016
[Digital image available upon request] 

Williamstown, MA—The Clark Art Institute welcomes opera lovers to its newly renovated, state-of-the-art auditorium, scheduled to open in November, as the Institute celebrates the return of The Met: Live in HD. Tickets for eight live transmissions and four encore performances go on sale to the public Monday, July 20; performances begin Saturday, November 19. Tickets are $25 per performance ($22 members; $18 students). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
 
Now in its eleventh season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to theaters in seventy countries around the world. Live telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary.
 
Scheduled performances are as follows:
 
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Encore: November 19, 2016, 1 pm
 
Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Encore: December 3, 2016, 11:30 am
 
Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin
December 10, 2016, 12:55 pm
 
Verdi’s Nabucco
January 7, 2017, 12:55 pm
 
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
January 21, 2017, 12:55 pm
Encore: February 12, 2017, 1 pm
 
Dvořák’s Rusalka
February 25, 2017, 12:55 pm
 
Verdi’s La Traviata
March 11, 2017, 12:55 pm
Encore: April 2, 2017, 1 pm
 
Mozart’s Idomeneo
March 25, 2017, 12:55 pm
 
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
April 22, 2017, 12:55 pm
 
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
May 13, 2017, 12:30 pm
 
All ticket sales are non-refundable. Seating is general admission. Accessible seating is available; call 413 458 0524 to reserve. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.  
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily in July and August, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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