For Immediate Release
September 21, 2017
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—Opera is back at the Clark Art Institute! The twelfth season of The Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” series begins with Norma, a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy, on Saturday, October 7 at 12:55 pm. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). Visit to order tickets online or call 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable.
The story of murder, revenge, and torrid love affairs is set in Gaul in the year 50 BCE, during the Roman occupation. Sondra Radvanovsky stars in the title role as the high priestess Norma, whose rage turns to fury when the father of her children abandons her. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production. Run time is 3 hours, 4 minutes.
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.
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–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 or call 413 458 2303.
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