CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS FINAL MET OPERA OF THE SEASON WITH ‘DER ROSENKAVALIER’

April 24, 2017

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Met: Live in HD presents Der Rosenkavalier, the last opera of the season, at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, May 13 at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524. Run time is 4 hours, 50 minutes.

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Richard Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire. The production underscores the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Music Director James Levine conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

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 4303.
 
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