CLARK ART INSTITUTE TO AIR METROPOLITAN OPERA’S ‘LUISA MILLER’

March 28, 2018

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents a live, high-definition screening of the Metropolitan Opera’s Luisa Miller on Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 pm. The screening will be held in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. Tickets are $25 (Clark members $22; students $18). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call the box office at 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable. 
 
Conducted by Bertrand de Billy, the revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s Luisa Miller, not seen at the Met since 2006, stars Sonya Yoncheva in the title role opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in a story about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father. 
 
The opera in three acts, based on the play Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich von Schiller, features a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. The world premiere was performed at Teatro di San Carlo, Naples in 1849.

Run time is 3 hours, 38 minutes.

Now in its twelfth season, 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.
 
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. 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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