October 8, 2019
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—Massenet’s tale of passion and excess, Manon, airs at the Clark Art Institute Saturday, October 26, at 12:55 pm. Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Broadcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary.

Manon tells the story of a young woman who yearns for luxury and love. Rising soprano Lisette Oropesa stars in the effervescent title role alongside tenor Michael Fabiano as her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux. Tenor Carlo Bosi, baritones Artur Ruciński and Brett Polegato, and bass Kwangchul Youn support. Maurizio Benini conducts Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production, which transports audiences to “Belle Époque” Paris. Run time is 3 hours, 52 minutes.

Tickets for each performance are $25 ($22 for Clark members and $18 for students with valid ID). To purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 413 458 0524. All sales are final.
The next Met: Live in HD performance is Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, airing November 9, 2019.
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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. 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; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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