TICKETS FOR 2017 OPERAS ARE AVAILABLE NOW
Experience opera in Jackson Hole through this exciting series of high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. This season, the Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder proudly partner to present seven sensational productions from opera’s greatest composers, each featuring a world-renowned roster of performers, directors, and designers, offering more detail and insider benefits than the best seats at the Met.
Adults & Seniors $20
Students & Children $12
All performances take place at the Center for the Arts Theater located at 265 South Cache Street in Jackson.
Behind the Scenes
During intermissions, watch the cast prepare while the crew assembles the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning sets.
Each broadcast features on-screen English texts that accompany the performance.
The biggest stars in opera host each broadcast, conducting interviews with the cast and providing expert insight.
Join us for Norma and Cosi fan tutte and enjoy a special reception of wine and light fare.
November 16, 2017 at 7PM
The season opens with Sir David McVicar’s evocative new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts.
Norma is an extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power. It examines an ageless archetype: a powerful woman compromises her ideals for love, only to find herself betrayed by her lover. The title role demands vocal power combined with the agility and technique of a coloratura singer.
The Magic Flute
December 14, 2017 at 7PM
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production.
The Magic Flute—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written with the clear intention of appealing to all audiences. The composer and the librettist were both Freemasons—the fraternal order whose membership is held together by shared moral and metaphysical ideals—and Masonic imagery is used throughout the work.
February 7, 2018 at 7PM
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the jealous prima donna. Vittorio Grigolo performs the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.
Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Tosca’s popularity is further secured by an exhilarating dramatic sweep, a driving score of abundant melody, and a career-defining title role.
The Elixir of Love
March 1, 2018 at 7PM
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite the great American tenor Matthew Polenzani. Bartlett Sher’s production is charming with deft comedic timing and revealing emotional depth. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
The Elixir of Love represents the best of the bel canto tradition that reigned in Italian opera in the early 19th century—from funny patter songs to rich ensembles to wrenching melody in the solos.
March 21, 2018 at 7PM
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva sings the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.
La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.
April 12, 2018 at 6PM
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
The story tells of Queen Semiramis, who, taking the throne of Assyria and Babylonia by killing her husband, falls in love with a young man she doesn’t know is her son, and then is killed by her lover.
Cosí fan tutte
May 3, 2018 at 6PM
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in an environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
The final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.