set for 9:30am Saturday
The 2011-12 season of the Met Opera Live in HD continues with the Met's reprise of Handel's "Rodelinda," at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport.
Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded production, Renée Fleming (pictured) reprises the title role. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts. Run time is approximately four hours, with two intermissions.
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), OCCA members, season benefactors and individual opera hosts are proud to present this season. "Rodelinda" is hosted by Ron and Sandi Williams (see next column for more about them). Contact Catherine Rickbone to find out more about hosting an opera.
If you want more of the story, click here to visit the OCCA website and read a synopsis of "Rodelinda" issued by the Met.
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: 'Faust' at 10am Dec. 10
With Jonas Kaufmann (pictured) in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season.
This opera, showing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, is hosted by Robert Hermanson. Run time is approximately four hours and 20 minutes, with two intermissions.
|About your hosts
Sandi and Ron Williams each have 30-plus years in the field of education, mostly with the Lincoln County School District, as teachers, principals, and central office administrators.
Sandi and Ron are now retired but continue to share a life-long love of the arts. Sandi currently serves on the board for Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.
"There are so many ways in which to become involved and to enjoy the Arts in Lincoln County, as well as other areas along the coast," Sandi said. "We are fortunate to live in a community that is so rich with varied arts opportunities for all levels of ages and interests."
Above: "Gotterdammerung" on Feb. 11; below: "Manon" on Apr. 7.
Upcoming Met Opera
events at a glance
• Dec. 10, Faust, 10 am
• Feb. 4, The Enchanted Island, 10 am
• Feb. 11, Gotterdammerung, 9 am
• Feb. 25, Ernani, 10 am
• Apr. 7, Manon, 9 am
• Apr. 14, La Traviata, 10 am
Order tickets from the Performing Arts Center by calling 541-265-2787.