CLARK ART INSTITUTE AIRS THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRODUCTION OF WOZZECK

For Immediate Release
January 2, 2020
[Digital images available upon request]
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck, airs at the Clark Art Institute Saturday, January 11, 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.

Premiering in Berlin in 1925, Wozzeck has lost none of its dramatic power to affect audiences. Berg’s avant-garde opera, composed during and shortly after World War I, tells the tragic tale of an ordinary soldier and deals with themes of powerlessness and violence that resonate today. Baritone Peter Mattei stars in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland. Run time is one hour, thirty-two minutes.

Tickets for each performance are $25 ($22 for Clark members and $18 for students with valid ID). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call the box office at 413 458 0524. All sales are final.
 
The next Met: Live in HD performance is Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, airing February 1.
 
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, 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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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