For Immediate Release
October 4, 2016
Press Contact: Nick Gunn; 518.523.2512
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series Returns with Tristan und Isolde
Lake Placid, NY: In a continuing effort to bring the best of the Metropolitan Opera to Lake Placid, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) presents a screening of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Tristan und Isolde on Saturday, October 8 at 12:00 PM. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
About Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner's breathtaking meditation on love and death holds a unique place in the opera world.
Its music has astounded, infuriated, and inspired audiences since it was first heard, and the title roles are acknowledged as among the most extraordinarily demanding in opera. The vocal challenges, the sumptuous symphonic scale of the orchestral writing, and the mystical nature of the story, with its opportunities for creative visual design, make this awe-inspiring work a phenomenon of the repertory.
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for last season's double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series
The Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series captures live opera performances with up to 12 cameras recording onstage drama, as well as fascinating backstage action. The series returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts starting in October 2016 and lasting until May 2017. Additional screenings include: Don Giovanni on October 22 at 1PM, L'Amour de Loin on December 10 at 1PM, Nabucco on January 7 at 1PM, Roméo et Juliette on January 21 at 1PM, Rusalka on February 25 at 1PM, La Traviata on March 18 at 1PM, Idomeneo on March 25 at 1PM, Eugene Onegin on April 22 at 1PM and Der Rosenkavalier on May 13 at 1PM.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.