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DATES

Oct 19, 2024
10:00 am - 12:44 pm

LOCATION

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365

COST

$28

Adult*

$12

Student*

$24

Senior / OCCA Member / Met Member*

* Addt'l fee applies to tickets purchased online

Tickets on sale July 24th, 2024

SEASON TICKETS:
$196 / $168 Seniors, OCCA Members

Jeanine Tesori’s
Grounded
NEW PRODUCTION—LIVE in HD

October 19, 2024
10:00 AM PDT

Two-time Tony Award–winning composer Jeanine Tesori’s powerful new opera Grounded, commissioned by the Met and based on librettist George Brant’s acclaimed play, wrestles with the ethical quandaries and psychological toll of 21st-century warfare. Mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, one of opera’s most compelling young stars, portrays Jess, a hot-shot fighter pilot whose unplanned pregnancy takes her out of the cockpit and lands her in Las Vegas, operating a Reaper drone halfway around the world. As she struggles to adjust to this new way of doing battle, she fights to maintain her sanity, and her soul, as she is called to rain down death by remote control. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the Met premiere of Tesori’s kaleidoscopic score and a cast that also features tenor Ben Bliss as the Wyoming rancher who becomes Jess’s husband. Michael Mayer’s high-tech staging, using a vast array of LED screens, presents a variety of perspectives on the action, including the drone’s predatory view from high above.

Composed by Jeanine Tesori
Libretto by George Brant (based on his play, “Grounded”)

Starring
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Emily D’Angelo (Jess), Ben Bliss (Eric)

SUNG IN English
RUNTIME: 2hrs 44m
One Intermission

 


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