CLARK ART INSTITUTE KICKS OFF NEW SEASON OF MET OPERA BROADCASTS WITH VERDI’S ‘AIDA’

September 19, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute airs a live broadcast of Aida, one of the most beloved operas of all time, on Saturday, October 6 at 12:55 pm. The Giuseppe Verdi opera is the first of The Met: Live in HD’s series of ten operas, all transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York and shown in the Clark’s auditorium.

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings the title role of the Ethiopian slave, Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris, the princess who holds her captive. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, with whom both Aida and Amneris are in love. Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

Run time is 3 hours, 36 minutes. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable.

The Met: Live in HD is a 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.

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 275,000 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. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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