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Heroes, Devils, Scandal, and Seduction…The Met: Live in HD Returns to the Clark

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2011

Public sales begin August 29

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Met: Live in HD returns to the Clark this fall with extraordinary stars, breathtaking music, and visionary interpretations by today’s most celebrated directors and conductors. This Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning series features 11 live transmissions in the Clark’s auditorium, beginning October 15 with Anna Bolena and continuing with Don Giovanni (October 29), Siegfried (November 6), Satyagraha (November 19), Rodelinda (December 3), Faust (December 10), The Enchanted Island (January 21), Götterdämmerung (February 11), Ernani (February 25), Manon (April 7), and Traviata (April 14).

Tickets will be available August 29 for general admission. For Friends of the Clark, tickets go on sale August 26 (box office phone only). Tickets are $25 ($18 for members and students) and may be ordered online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0MET (458 0638).

Performances include:

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Anna Netrebko opens The Met: Live in HD season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera’s greatest mad scenes in a production conducted by Marco Armiliato. 

Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart’s timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award®-winning director Michael Grandage. James Levine conducts. 

Wagner’s Siegfried (Encore Performance)
Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm
In part three of the Ring cycle, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. James Levine conducts. (Please note that Siegfried is the only Met performance scheduled on a Sunday.) 

Glass’s Satyagraha
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm
The Met’s visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again performs as Gandhi in Philip Glass’s unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls “a profound and beautiful work of theater.” Dante Anzolini conducts. 

Handel’s Rodelinda
Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Gounod’s Faust
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm
With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the twentieth century with a production that won praise in London. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. 

The Enchanted Island by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others
Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the eighteenth century, the Met presents an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a who’s who of Baroque stars led by eminent conductor William Christie. With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, the new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.

Wagner’s Götterdämmerung
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. James Levine conducts.

Verdi’s Ernani
Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Salvatore Licitra is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Massenet’s Manon
Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

Verdi’s La Traviata
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. The Clark, together with Williams College, sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. 

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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The Met: Live in HD returns to the Clark this fall with extraordinary stars, breathtaking music, and visionary interpretations by today’s most celebrated directors and conductors. This Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning series features 11 live transmissions in the Clark’s auditorium, beginning October 15 with Anna Bolena and continuing with Don Giovanni (October 29), Siegfried (November 6), Satyagraha (November 19), Rodelinda (December 3), Faust (December 10), The Enchanted Island (January 21), Götterdämmerung (February 11), Ernani (February 25), Manon (April 7), and Traviata (April 14). Tickets will be available August 29 for general admission. For Friends of the Clark, tickets go on sale August 26 (box office phone only). Tickets are $25 ($18 for members and students) and may be ordered online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0MET (458 0638). The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu

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