April 26, 2012, 5 pm
MIT Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free and open to the public
Multidisciplinary performance and media artist Robert Lepage and Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb explore the use of technology in stagecraft and storytelling in this free public program. Beginning with Lepage’s new production for the Met of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, the presentation will range across an extraordinary body of work — from film to one-man performances, from Shakespeare to Peter Gabriel concerts and from Cirque du Soleil productions to spectacular architectural illuminations. The talk will include a multimedia presentation, including highlights from the Met’s Ring cycle. Free and open to the public.
About Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera
Since becoming General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in 2006, Peter Gelb has launched a host of initiatives to revitalize the Met and to connect it to a wider audience. Under his leadership the company has recruited many of the world’s great theater directors, increased the annual number of new productions, secured more performances from top singers, and launched the trail-blazing, Peabody Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD, which presents live performance transmissions in movie theaters around the world. He has won six Emmy Awards and three Peabody Awards.