For Immediate Release
April 20, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE AIRS THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRODUCTION OF TURANDOT
(Williamstown, Massachusetts)—On Saturday, May 7 at 12:55 pm, the Clark Art Institute screens The Met: Live in HD’s broadcast of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot. 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.
Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska stars in the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Michelle Bradley as the devoted servant Liù and legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring opera, which takes the stage in the company’s dazzling, ever-popular production by Franco Zeffirelli.
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 at 413 458 0524.
In the hour before the broadcast, the Clark’s Manton Study Center for Works on Paper hosts an 11 am Print Room Pop-up event presenting a sampling of prints, drawings, and photographs inspired by the nocturnal plot of Turandot. The event is free and open to the public, but limited to fifteen visitors on a first-come basis. Please enter through the Manton Research Center.
The next performance of The Met: Live in HD is Lucia di Lammermoor, airing Saturday, May 21 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, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance timed tickets are strongly recommended. 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 information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
Visitors age five and older are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering the Clark’s facilities. For details on health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health.
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