Wagner’s Götterdämmerung to continue Met series at UCA

CONWAY — The Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle comes to its resolution in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, the next installment of the 2011-12 season of Captured Live from the Met @ UCA at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

The opera, sung in German with Met titles in English, German and Spanish, will be aired in high definition in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Running time is approximately five hours, 50 minutes with two intermissions.

According to www.metoperafamily.org, Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Jay Hunter Morris is Siegfried — the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. Fabio Luisi conducts the Robert Lepage production. Set design is by Carl Fillion, with costumes by François St-Aubin and lighting by Etienne Boucher

The UCA series, sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and Communication, also includes Verdi’s Ernani on Feb. 26 and La Traviata on April 15.

This is the sixth season of the Met’s series, which came to UCA in 2008. According to the Met, it has expanded its worldwide distribution to 1,600 theaters in 54 countries, the largest global audience the initiative has ever reached. Last year, a record of more than 2.6 million tickets were sold to opera lovers around the world, effectively quadrupling the Met’s paying audience.

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.

For more information, call the Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, at (501) 450-3293, e-mail lesleya@uca.edu or visit www.uca.edu/cfac or www.metopera.org.