shows at 9 a.m. Saturday
The 2011-12 season of the Met Opera Live in HD continues with the new production of Wagner's "Siegfried," at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. Start time is earlier than usual, due to the opera's approximate six-hour run time.
In part three of the Ring, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Jay Hunter Morris (pictured) sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts.
Due to the long run-time of this opera, which includes two intermissions, OCCA has asked Newport restaurant Champagne Patio to provide box lunches for sale for this event (see note in next column for details).
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), OCCA members, season benefactors and individual opera hosts are proud to present this season. "Siegfried" is hosted anonymously. 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 "Siegfried" 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: 'Rodelinda' at 9:30am Dec. 3
Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded production, Renée Fleming (pictured) reprises the title role of Rodelinda. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
This opera, showing at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, is hosted by Ron and Sandi Williams. Run time is approximately four hours, with two intermissions.
|About your host
Although "Siegfried" is hosted anonymously, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) appreciates the generosity and support given for this event, and for the entire 2011-12 Met Opera Live in HD season. Without the outstanding support of opera hosts, members, and season benefactors, OCCA would not be able to carry out its mission of promoting, developing, and celebrating community arts. Thank you!
Champagne Patio offers 'opera box' lunches
Because of the long running time of "Siegfried," which is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 26, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts has contracted with Champagne Patio restaurant in Newport to provide a light box lunch.
The "Champagne Patio Opera Box" will consist of a tossed green salad with dressing on the side, fruit, and your choice of ham, turkey or cheese sandwich for $8.
Order your "opera box" when you arrive on the morning of the event.
Above: Jonas Kauffman in the title role of Gounod's "Faust" on Dec. 10.
Upcoming Met Opera
events at a glance
• Dec. 3, Rodelinda, 9:30 am
• 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.