JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present another exquisite Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast this week—Giacomo Puccini’s exotic fairy tale Turandot. Offering a view comparable to the Met’s best seat, the presentation takes place on Thursday, February 11 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts.
Experience Puccini’s epic final opera through the opulent and golden lens of director Franco Zeffirelli. A vintage revival of Mr. Zeffirelli’s 1987 staging, the legendary production pairs an innovative, yet still recognizably-Puccini score with an equally elaborate and spectacular set. After 29 years on stage, the production still dazzles audiences, epitomizing the operatic experience.
As one of the greatest contemporary dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke takes on the title role of the proud and cold-hearted princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenor Marcelo Álvarez is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma,” ultimately winning her love. Paolo Carignani conducts the passion-filled score, leading the orchestra and chorus to a level deemed by The Huffington Post as pure magnificence.
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, Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season’s remaining broadcasts are also Puccini works —Manon Lescaut on March 17 at 7pm and Madama Butterfly on April 14 at 7pm, a fitting conclusion for such a diverse and imaginative series.
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 March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.
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