| Clark Art Airs Production of 'Lohengrin'
|11:40AM / Wednesday, March 15, 2023
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Metropolitan Opera's broadcast production of "Lohengrin" airs at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, March 18 at noon in the latest installment of the 2022–23 season 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. The Clark broadcasts the opera in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
Richard Wagner's soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after seventeen years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner's breathtaking music. Conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the production features tenor Piotr Becza?a in the title role of the mysterious swan knight, soprano Tamara Wilson as the virtuous duchess Elsa, soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as Ortrud's husband, Telramund, and bass Günther Groissböck as King Heinrich.
In conjunction with the broadcast, the Clark's Manton Study Center for Works on Paper hosts a special pop-up exhibition themed to the broadcast. The exhibition includes a sampling of images from theater interiors, inspired by "Lohengrin." The pop-up exhibition is free and on view from 11 am to 1 pm on March 18.
Tickets are $25 ($22 for members, $18 for students with valid ID, and $7 for children 10 and under). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu/events
or call the box office at 413 458 0524. Advance reservations are strongly suggested. No refunds.