Season tickets, which carry reserved seats, are available by calling 541-265-2787 ($190 adult/$160 senior, available ONLY until Sept. 28). Single ticket prices are $21 general, $18 senior, and $10 student; general admission seating (available Oct. 1). Call the Newport Performing Arts Center box office at 541-265-2787, or visit 777 W. Olive Street in Newport (hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to performance times).
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic "Samson et Dalila," at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20, stars mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna in the title roles; Live in HD audiences last saw the pair together in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s "Carmen." The opera is hosted by Gloria Hutchins.
Bass-baritone Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with baritone Elchin Azizov as the Philistine king Abimélech and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts. Run time is approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes, with two intermissions.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is proud to celebrate 10 years of Met Opera Live in HD productions at the PAC with this 2018-19 season. View the brochure as a PDF for season details (or click the link under "Downloads," under the map). Read the synopsis, provided by the Met.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. OCCA thanks the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport, season benefactors, opera hosts, OCCA members and you who purchase tickets, for making this a reality. Thank you.
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