UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
November 27, 2012
CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens, (501) 450-3406; firstname.lastname@example.org
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO TO CONTINUE MET SERIES AT UCA
CONWAY — Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito will continue the 2012-13 season of Captured Live from the Met @ UCA at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.
According to www.metoperafamily.org, approximate running time for Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome is two hours, 50 minutes. Elina Garanca sings Sesto with Giuseppe Filianoti as the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli as Vitellia “in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces.”
Harry Bicket conducts. The opera is sung in Italian with Met titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.
La Clemenza di Tito is the second of four high definition transmissions of Metropolitan Opera performances in the series sponsored by UCA’s College of Fine Arts and Communication.
The series also includes a new production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda on Jan. 20 and a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto on Feb. 17.
This is the seventh season of the Met’s series, which came to UCA in 2008. According to the Met, it has expanded its worldwide distribution to 1,900 theaters in 60 countries, the largest global audience the initiative has ever reached. Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Madagascar, and Qatar joining the HD distribution network for the first time. To accommodate audience demand this season, dozens more cinemas have been added in Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Eric Owens, Sondra Radvanovsky and Deborah Voigt will serve as hosts for the Live in HD presentations this season, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes interviews and features.
Approximately 200 seats are available for each performance at UCA. General admission tickets are $15 for the public and $5 for students with valid I.D.
To order, call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.
The series is made possible by UCA’s arts fee.