Clark to Broadcast Met Live in HD: Francesca da Rimini

For Immediate Release

March 04, 2013

Williamstown, MA—On Saturday, March 16 at 12 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will air a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s Francesca da Rimini. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students) and may be ordered at or by calling 413 458 0MET (458 0638).

Piero Faggioni’s opulent and realistic production marks the first revival of Riccardo Zandonai’s early twentieth-century melodrama in more than twenty-five years. Marco Armiliato conducts Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role of a noblewoman who is tricked into marrying the brutal Gianciotto, sung by Mark Delavan, instead of her true love Paolo, sung by Marcello Giordani. Robert Brubaker sings the wicked Malatestino, whose jealousy incites a murder.

The opera, based on Dante’s Inferno, premiered at Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy on February 19, 1914. Approximate running time is 300 minutes.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.


Amanda Powers
The Clark
413 458 0471
[email protected]


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