Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave, Grinnell, IA
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM
||Arts & Culture
Grinnell College will stream the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Adriana Lecouvreur,” composed by Francesco Cilea, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, as part of the Met’s 2018-19 Live in HD season.
For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on the title role of the real-life French actress Adriana Lecouvreur, who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and off-stage passion.
The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater in Paris in 1730, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where The Guardian praised the "elegant production,” concluding that “The spectacle guarantees a good night out."
Opera talk at 11:30 a.m., followed by the opera at noon
Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell
Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop and at the door on the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children under age 12 and Met Opera members.
Refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema before each opera and during intermission.
The college welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Harris Center Cinema is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program. Information about parking and accessibility is available on the college's website: www.grinnell.edu. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.