JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival partners with the Center of Wonder to present a seventh season of Live in HD broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera. The series opens Thursday, July 10th at 7PM with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, a humorous retelling of the legend of Don Juan.
After its opening five years ago, the Michael Grandage production finally returns to stage. Charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside makes his triumphant return as the salacious title hero, whose lifelong misdeeds and promiscuity force him to contemplate his morality. Preferring his torrid life of more than 2,000 alleged conquests to redemption, Giovanni descends into an eternity of damnation in Mozart’s dark comedy.
The story is told through Mozart’s rich score, which often personifies each character through music. Sweet, playful, seductive, and dark, the composition is masterfully controlled by famed conductor Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor of The Metropolitan Opera.
In celebration of the new season, audience members are invited to attend a special Opening Night reception preceding the broadcast at 6PM, sponsored by Bistro Catering.
With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season includes:
Verdi’s Nabucco – January 19, 2017
Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette – February 1, 2017
Dvořák’s Rusalka – March 8, 2017
Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017
GTMF and the Center of Wonder will present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.
For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.733.3050.