JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Dvorak’s Rusalka on Wednesday, March 8th at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.
A dark and dramatic retelling of The Little Mermaid and Undine, Rusalka is Dvorak’s take on one of opera’s most prevalent themes: the risking of one’s life for love. Rusalka is a water nymph who falls for the Prince who frequents her lake. Her father cautions against the romance and sends her to the devilish witch Jezibaba. Jezibaba grants her wish to become human, however, the agreement comes with very malevolent conditions. It is this pact, and her Prince’s betrayal, which forces Rusalka to lose nearly everything.
Kristine Opolais stars in the title role that helped launch her international career. Ms. Opolais sings one of the most popular excerpts from the opera in Act I—“Song to the Moon.” Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast. Sir Mark Elder, who is the Music Director of the Hallé and has conducted at the Grand Teton Music Festival several times, conducts Dvorak’s expressive score. Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman directs—her fourth production at The Metropolitan Opera.
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, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season continues with:
Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017
GTMF and the Center of Wonder 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 Festival in February, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.733.3050.