Met Live in HD Tickets Available
Everyone associated with the world-renowned Ralston Room in duPont Library is excited to host, for the first time, a full season of the Met Opera Live in HD. The repertory involves operatic classics like “Don Giovanni,” “La Traviata,” and “Der Rosenkavalier,” while also bringing some contemporary works to life. These include “The Hours,” an operatic treatment of Michael Cunningham’s novel (also the basis of the 2002 film starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman) and “Champion,” based on the life of boxer Emile Griffith. Terence Blanchard, the celebrated jazz trumpeter, composed “Champion” and, when his hugely successful opera “Fire Shut up in My Bones” was produced at the Metropolitan Opera last year, became the first African-American composer ever represented in that house.
The first broadcast of the season, at 11:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, features “Medea” by Luigi Cherubini. Cherubini, the Italian/French composer who lived in bloody revolutionary times around 1800, writes the tour-de-force title role for the vengeful, murderous anti-hero, sung at the Met for the first time by Sondra Radvanovsky. Tickets ($25) are limited and must be purchased in advance <https://www.tickettailor.com/events/sewaneesummermusicfestival/756980>;.
The Ralston Room, known formally as the William Ralston Music Listening Library & Archive, is located on the second floor of Jessie Ball duPont Library, at 178 Georgia Ave., Sewanee. For more information, please email Stephen Ray Miller <email@example.com>.