For Immediate Release
February 14, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE AIRS THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRODUCTION OF ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Ariadne Auf Naxos screens at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, March 12, at 12:55 pm in the latest installment of The Met: Live in HD. The award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts features the full live performance along with backstage interviews and commentary.
Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles as the mythological Greek heroine of Richard Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts.
In conjunction with the broadcast, the Clark’s Manton Study Center for Works on Paper hosts a special pop-up exhibition of prints, drawings, and photographs inspired by the opera’s play-within-a-play plot. The exhibition is offered at no cost and is on view from 11 am to 1 pm on March 12.
Tickets are $25 ($22 for members; $18 for students with valid ID; $7 for children 10 and under). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call the box office 413 458 0524. Seating capacity in the Clark’s auditorium has been reduced for this season to accommodate greater social distancing. Tickets are limited to 100 guests and are selling quickly. Proof of COVID vaccination for all visitors age five and older is required. Additionally, all guests age five and older are required to wear facemasks at all times while inside the Clark’s facilities.
The next Met: Live in HD performance is Don Carlos, airing Saturday, March 26 at 12:55pm. In conjunction with the presentation, the Clark’s Manton Study Center for Works of Paper hosts a special pop-up exhibition of prints, drawings, and photographs inspired by the play-within-a-play plot of Strauss’ opera. The Pop-Up is limited to 15 visitors on a first-come basis.
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 285,000 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 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and daily in July and August. Advance timed tickets are required. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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