The Clark Kicks off New Season of The Met: Live in HD with Eugene Onegin

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—A new season of live opera, broadcast from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, begins at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Saturday, October 5 at 12:55 pm with the airing of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students). To purchase tickets, visit or call 413 458 0524. The complete 2013–14 Met: Live in HD schedule is also available on the Clark’s website.

The three-act production of Eugene Onegin, which closely follows the novel of the same name by Alexander Pushkin, was first performed in Moscow in 1879. It premiered in the United States in 1920 at the Metropolitan Opera.

In Deborah Warner’s new production of the fateful romance, Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin; Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Set in the late nineteenth century, the opera moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts.

Approximate running time is 244 minutes.

Due to the construction activity and limited parking at the Clark, visitors should plan to arrive twenty minutes before the performance.

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. Stone Hill Center galleries are open; admission is free. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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