|Netrebko dazzles in Massenet's 'Manon' April 7
The 2011-12 season of the Met Opera Live in HD continues with the Met's new production of Jules Massenet's "Manon" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 7 at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport.
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), OCCA members, season benefactors and individual opera hosts are proud to present this season. "Manon" is hosted by Patty Olmsted (see next column for more). Contact Catherine Rickbone to find out more about hosting an opera.
Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium. Run time is approximately three-and-three-quarter hours, with two intermissions.
If you want more of the story, click here to visit the OCCA website and read a synopsis of "Manon" issued by the Met, or check out the video preview in the middle of the next column.
Tickets and information
Ticket prices are $20 for reserved general admission seating, $17 for seniors, and $10 for students. Casting for the performances is subject to change without notice; for the most current information, call the Newport Performing Arts Center box office at 888-701-7123 or 541-265-2787, or visit the Coast Arts website.
Next up: 'La Traviata' at 10am Apr. 14
Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
This new production, showing at the PAC at 10 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 14 is hosted jointly by Lavern Weber and Pat Lewis. Run time is approximately three-and-a-quarter hours, with one intermission.