The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Norma This Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The 2017-18 season of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD opens Thursday, November 16 with Norma at 7PM at The Center for the Arts. Co-presented by the Center of Wonder, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast series exemplifies Grand Teton Music Festival’s mission to bring exhilarating music to Jackson Hole year-round. This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival Adalgisa, is a casting coup for bel canto fans. “Anticipation had run high for Radvanovsky’s return to the role that vaulted her to the top rank of bel canto sopranos just four years ago… Radvanovsky surpassed all expectations. From the moment she enters to deliver ‘Casta Diva,’ one of the great soprano arias in all opera, Radvanovsky embodies the tormented priestess vocally and physically.” (Huffington Post) 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 where nature and ancient ritual rule. Audience members are invited to a special opening night reception before the broadcast at 6PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org. 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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