Lohengrin: Richard Wagner
Presented by: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Saturday March 18 2023
Approximate running time: 4 hours and 55 minutes
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790
START TIME: 12 PM Run Time: 4h55M
Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczała in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Soprano Tamara Wilson is the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, going head-to-head with soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, who seeks to lay her low. Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud’s power-hungry husband, Telramund, and bass Günther Groissböck is King Heinrich.
MET: LIVE IN HD LECTURE SERIES Complimentary lectures will be held two hours prior to each Met: Live in HD simulcast, and include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q & A.
Presenter: Dmitriy Glivinskiy, Director of the Opera Department, UCONN
Lecture location: Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Lobby
Dmitry Glivinskiy is a Ukrainian vocal coach and conductor. He is a graduate of Mannes College of Music and of the Peabody Institute where, among his teachers, were Pavlina Dokovska, Boris Slutsky and Scott Jackson Wiley. Most recently, he worked with OnSite Opera as a pianist for their What Lies Beneath project at the South Street Seaport and with NYC Opera on their production of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. This summer, he returned to the Glimmerglass festival as a young artist assistant conductor. He is a former faculty member at Hofstra University and, most recently, was the music director of the Opera Theater at Brooklyn College.
The Met: Live in HD 2022-23 season is generously supported by Nancy R. Wadhams.