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UPCOMING MET OPERA IN HD EVENT: CARMEN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7pm AT THE CENTER

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING –The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center for the Arts co-present the Met Opera’s HD re-broadcast of Carmen this Thursday, November 13 at 7pm at Center for the Arts.

One of the most famous and accessible operas, Carmen features numerous instantly recognizable melodies. Focused on bull-fighting, the infectious melodies ofCarmen include March of the Toreadors (well-known from the Bad News Bears and countless other movies, cartoons and commercials). Filled with gypsies and seduction, Bizet’s steamy melodrama is a must-see for opera lovers and first-timers alike. Viewers can easily follow along with this mesmerizing story with on-screen translations, and get behind-the-scenes glimpses of sets changing and interviews with the operatic stars during intermission.

Join us an hour early and get an insider’s perspective on costume design for operas. Kristi Wood (former Met Opera Assistant Costume Designer) will discuss her creative expression in designing costumes including a close-up look at sketches and costumes created specifically for Carmen. This in-person presentation is a part of ThinkWY and a great lead-in to enjoying the Met’s most recent production of Carmen. This is the first in the ThinkWY series of thought-provoking presentations, and will start at 5:30pm in the Center’s lobby. Ms. Wood’s presentation will begin by 6:15pm.

Our Met Opera season runs from October through March, with a total of seven productions. The next Opera re-broadcast will be The Marriage of Figaro on Thursday, December 18. The performances continue in 2015 with The Master-Singers of Nuremberg, The Merry Widow, The Tales of Hoffmann, and Lady of the Lake.

Tickets for all operas are $20 ($12 for students), and are available at Center Box Office at 307.733.4900 or JHCenterfortheArts.org.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents the Met Opera series.

About Center For the Arts: Center for the Arts is home to the Jackson Hole community’s 525-seat theater and 19 nonprofit art and education organizations in a centralized, state-of-the-art facility. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests visiting Jackson Hole.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org 307.734.8956 ext. 27.