CLARK ART INSTITUTE TO AIR MET OPERA ‘NABUCCO’ LIVE IN HD

December 21, 2016

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco on Saturday, January 7 at 12:55 pm, screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable. Run time is 3 hours, 5 minutes.

Plácido Domingo makes his Met role debut as the title character, while Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings Nabucco’s alleged daughter, the ambitious Abigaille, who is determined to seize control of the Babylonian empire. The cast also includes Jamie Barton as Fenena, Nabucco’s heroic daughter; Russell Thomas as Ismaele, nephew to the King of Jerusalem; and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria, the high priest of the Jews.

Nabucco established Verdi’s reputation as a composer; he once wrote “This is the opera with which my artistic career really begins. And though I had many difficulties to fight against, it is certain that Nabucco was born under a lucky star.”

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 more than 2,000 movie theaters in seventy countries around the world. Live telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary.

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, consisting of more than 270,000 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 Tuesday through Sunday, 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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