Clark Art Airs Production of 'Lohengrin'

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Metropolitan Opera's broadcast production of "Lohengrin" airs at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, March 18 at noon in the latest installment of the 2022–23 season of The Met: Live in HD. 
The award-winning series of live, high-definition cinema simulcasts features the full live performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. The Clark broadcasts the opera in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
Richard Wagner's soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after seventeen years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner's breathtaking music. Conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the production features tenor Piotr Becza?a in the title role of the mysterious swan knight, soprano Tamara Wilson as the virtuous duchess Elsa, soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as Ortrud's husband, Telramund, and bass Günther Groissböck as King Heinrich.
In conjunction with the broadcast, the Clark's Manton Study Center for Works on Paper hosts a special pop-up exhibition themed to the broadcast. The exhibition includes a sampling of images from theater interiors, inspired by "Lohengrin." The pop-up exhibition is free and on view from 11 am to 1 pm on March 18.
Tickets are $25 ($22 for members, $18 for students with valid ID, and $7 for children 10 and under). To purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 413 458 0524. Advance reservations are strongly suggested. No refunds. 

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Letter: Comment on DEI in Mount Greylock School Budget

To the Editor:

"Mount Greylock School Committee Members Push to Keep Diversity Post in Budget" (March 27) prompts responses from Lanesborough, Williamstown and other towns that send their students to the Mount Greylock Regional School District.

The DEI position has been a source of controversy since its creation. There is little, if any, disagreement that our communities want our schools to be welcoming and free of bias. The controversy stems from determining the best way to achieve this goal. Superintendent McCandless was spot on when he said that advocating for the schools "in complete isolation of the bigger picture ... is not a good recipe for actually getting a budget through town meeting. It is not a good recipe for building a long and respectful relationship with the community you depend on for financial support."

I urge the Mount Greylock Regional School District to reach out now to the sending communities with specifics about the initiative. They may have done this somewhat before, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty about what Superintendent McCandless described as "[an] ethically and morally mandated position."

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