February 7, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute airs one of the world’s most famous operas, La Bohème, live in HD on Saturday, February 24 at 12:30 pm in the auditorium. The opera is a production of “The Met: Live in HD,” 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.
Tickets are $25 ($22 for Clark members and $18 for students with valid ID). To purchase, visit or call the box office at 413 458 0524.
Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and an equally poor seamstress in nineteenth-century Paris. The production stars Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta, and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello.
Run time is 2 hours, 55 minutes.

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. 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 or call 413 458 2303.
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