The Met: Live in HD presents Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens


Media Advisory

12 p.m. (live)
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Image: Les TroyensWho: Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens, presented by The Met: Live in HD
Francesca Zambello's acclaimed 2003 production of Berlioz's Trojan War epic, "Les Troyens," returns to the Met for its first revival. Fabio Luisi conducts a cast led by the American tenor Bryan Hymel in the central role of Aeneas, the hero who flees the ruins of Troy for a new set of challenges in the North African kingdom of Carthage. Deborah Voigt reprises the role of the cursed Trojan prophetess Cassandra, which she sang in the new production premiere, and Susan Graham makes her Met role debut as Dido, the noble but heartbroken Queen of Carthage.

What: The Met: Live in HD is a series of high definition opera transmissions of The Metropolitan Opera's 2012-2013 season direct from Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. With strategically placed cameras in front of, around and behind The Metropolitan Opera House stage, The Met: Live in HD transmissions give Quick Center audiences a state-of-the art opera experience and better-than-front-row-seat visibility.

When: 12 p.m. (live), Saturday, January 5, 2013; pre-performance discussion takes place at 11:15 a.m. with Gary Wood, Director of Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

Where: Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT

Tickets: $25, $20 seniors, $10 children/students. The Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).

Location: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com

Image: Pictured is a scene from Hector Berlioz's Trojan War epic, "Les Troyens," broadcast at Fairfield University's Quick Center in HD at 12 p.m. (live) on Saturday, January 5, 2013, as part of The Met: Live in HD. Photo by Marty Sohl.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 19, 2012