Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present The Pearl Fishers, A Metropolitan Opera Live In HD Broadcast

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder continue their exciting season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts this week with Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers on Thursday, January 28 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts. After a century, Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing returns to the Met stage. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of love, betrayal, vengeance and friendship in a production that vividly creates an on-stage undersea world. The incomparable soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecień who sing the duet “Au fond du temple saint,” an aria long adored by opera fans. Amidst news of his recent appoint as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., internationally acclaimed conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his signature romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen. Boasting a brilliant combination of talent, design, and exoticism, The Pearl Fishers’ opening gala earned abundant praise from The New York Times, which proclaimed the opera as “The sleeper hit of the Metropolitan Opera season.” 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 all works from monumental composer Giacomo Puccini—Turandot on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm; 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. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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