GTMF Presents Verdi’s Aida, A Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD Broadcast This Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s exciting season of Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera opens this Thursday, October 11 at 7PM with Verdi’s Aida—perhaps the composer’s grandest grand opera. A highlight of the season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Netrebko is widely considered to be the reigning prima donna of the 21st century, and “a soprano with star power in the best sense (The New York Times).”

Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida features an epic backdrop for an intimate love story. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of love and duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the role of Radamès, and Music Director of the San Francisco Opera Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to share the Met’s historic productions with the Jackson Hole community. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue.

Reserve your tickets for the 2018–2019 season through our website. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children. New this year, season subscriptions are available! To purchase and learn more about the season, visit gtmf.org/met-2018.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

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