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The Met: Live in HD 2010-11 Season
Verdi's 'Don Carlo' Dec. 11

OCCA is proud to present Giuseppe Verdi's epic tragedy "Don Carlo" at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The fourth event of the The Met: Live in HD 2010-11 Season is hosted by Bernice Barnett and Cathleen Donnellan (see profiles at right).

Verdi's epic tragedy Don Carlo is set for 9:30 a.m. December 11.Director Nicholas Hytner makes his Met debut with this new production of Verdi’s profound, beautiful, and most ambitious opera. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, back after his triumphant debut leading "Carmen," conducts.

“I think Don Carlo is the quintessential Verdi opera,” Hytner says. “Right through this opera there is, on the one hand, an implacable expression of impending doom and, on the other hand, a succession of the most gloriously open-throated arias, the most fantastically determined music.”

The Performing Arts Center box office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and an hour prior to performance time. Ticket prices are $20 adult, $17 senior, and $10 student.

Up next: 'La Fanciulla del West' on Feb. 5

'La Fanciulla del West' plays at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.Puccini's Wild West spectacle "La Fanciulla del West" is the fifth event of the 2010-11 season, showing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

This extravagant opera premiered in 1910 at the Met. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the “girl of the golden west,” starring opposite Marcello Giordani. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

"I’m just feeling really excited that I get to sing it that night," said Voigt. "It’s an American story, an American house, so I’m definitely feeling like, 'Well, I am the girl for the job!'"

About your hosts
Bernice Barnett has been a resident of Lincoln County since 1988, and an OCCA board member since 1999. Bernice is a retired Lincoln County prosecutor, who served as our elected District Attorney from 2001 to 2009. She is married to longtime Lincoln County resident Bruce Gainer.

Cathleen Donnellan says of the Met Opera events: "It’s very exciting to be able to experience this form of entertainment. I’m so pleased and proud to tell friends and visitors of the amazing quality and variety that our little community can offer."
Host a Met Opera event by contacting Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652.
To learn more about hosting a Met Opera Live in HD event, please contact OCCA Executive Director Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652, or email her with questions.

Met Opera season events at a glance
• Dec. 11, Don Carlo, 9:30 am
• Feb. 5, La Fanciulla Del West, 10 am
• Feb. 19, Nixon in China, 10 am
• Feb. 26, Iphigénie En Tauride, 10 am
• Mar. 19, Lucia Di Lammermoor, 10 am
• Apr. 9, Le Comte Ory, 10 am
• Apr. 23, Capriccio, 10 am
• Apr. 30, Il Trovatore, 10 am
• May 14, Die Walkure, 9 am
Met Opera background
The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, the Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine since 1976.  Levine is credited with having created one of opera’s finest orchestras and choruses.
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The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation.
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The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers.

OCCA presentations of The Met: Live in HD series are sponsored by the Jeanette B. Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport. Bill and JoAnn Barton are the 2010-11 Season Benefactors. OCCA receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission and from the National Endowment of the Arts.