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For Immediate Release
February 15, 2022


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

Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Saturday, March 26 at 12 pm, the Clark Art Institute screens The Met: Live in HD’s broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Don Carlos. This production marks the first time in Metropolitan Opera history that the company has presented the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an all-star cast, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece, set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, receives a monumental new staging by Sir David McVicar. The Met: Live in HD is an award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts that feature the full live performance along with backstage interviews and commentary.

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 Turandot, airing Saturday, May 7 at 12:55 pm.

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.

Press contact:
Elizabeth Paolucci
Clark Art Institute
[email protected]