The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Announce The Met: Live In HD 2017-2018 Season

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center of Wonder are collaborating again to present another sensational season of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD. Opening Thursday, November 16 at 7PM with Bellini’s Norma, the season runs through May 2018. The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to present seven of those performances at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole. The Met: Live in HD broadcasts exemplify GTMF’s mission to bring exhilarating music to Jackson Hole year-round.

Bellini’s Norma | November 16, 2017        

The 2017–18 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest. 7PM.

Audience members are invited to attend a special season opening reception before the broadcast at 6PM.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute | December 14, 2017

James Levine conducts the full-length version of Mozart’s magical fable, set in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. 7PM.

Puccini’s Tosca | February 7, 2018

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. Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the jealous prima donna. 7PM.

Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love | March 1, 2018

The Elixir of Love represents the best of the bel canto tradition—from funny patter songs to rich ensembles to wrenching melody in the solos. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite the great American tenor Matthew Polenzani. 7PM.

Puccini’s La Bohème  | March 21, 2018

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production with Sonya Yoncheva singing the role of the fragile Mimì, and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. 7PM.

Rossini’s Semiramide | April 12, 2018

Rossini’s masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. Angela Meade stars 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. 6PM.

Mozart’s – Così fan tutte | May 3, 2018

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment. The Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara lead the action. 6PM. Audience members are invited to a closing night reception at 5PM.

To purchase tickets for the November and December operas, visit gtmf.org/met-2017. The 2018 operas will go on sale in January 2018. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. 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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