Closing Night: Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, a Metropolitan Opera Live In HD Broadcast

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder close the 2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD season with Puccini’s timeless tragedy, Madama Butterfly. The broadcast takes place on Thursday, April 14th at 7PM at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. Ticketholders are invited to attend a special closing night reception at 6PM—one hour prior to the presentation. Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production of Madama Butterfly has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Experience the revival, starring smoldering Manon Lescaut duo Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna. Ms. Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role as a young Japanese geisha who clings to her marriage with a visiting American naval officer. As Pinkerton, Mr. Alagna breaks Butterfly’s heart. Filled with lyrical beauty and compelling music, Puccini achieved a new level of sophistication with his use of the orchestra in this score, highlighted by internationally acclaimed conductor Karel Mark Chichon. As sponsors of the Closing Night reception, Rendezvous Bistro and Bistro Catering will provide wine and light fare. Dessert will be provided by Meeteetse Chocolatier Jackson Hole. Ticketholders are invited to attend this delectable event, which celebrates the success of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series in Jackson Hole. 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. Each season presents a sensational line-up, including favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet. The Grand Teton Music Festival will announce details about the 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series this summer. 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 Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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