Satellite Series Soars

Eugene Onegi

April is a busy month for the Live via Satellite Series at the Highlands Performing Arts Center.

On Sunday, April 2 at 12:55 P.M, The PAC presents “Bolshoi Ballet, A Contemporary Evening,” together with Harald Lander’s homage to classical ballet in “Études” and Alexei Ratmansky’s colorful folklore-inspired “Russian Seasons.” “A Contemporary Evening” brings some of the best dancers in the world together with masters of contemporary choreography. 

PAC will offer the Met Opera’s “Nabucco” at 12:55 P.M. Saturday, April 8. This  performance was “snowed out” in January here in Highlands.  We received permission to show it at this later date.  Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, “Nabucco,” with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertoire as the title character.  Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter. 

The Bolshoi Ballet’s “A Hero of Our Time” will be presented Sunday, April 9, at 12:55 P.M. The new ballet score is based on motifs from the Lermontov novel “A Hero of Our Time.”

The PAC presents the National Theatre of London’s performance of “Hedda Gabler” at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 15.  Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. 

The Met Opera will stage “Eugene Onegin” at 12:55 P.M. Saturday, April 22. Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel.  Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late.  

The month closes with the National Theatre’s staging of “Rosencrantz & Guilderstern are Dead” at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 29. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. 

The National Theatre of London has added several more plays to the 2017 Season.  Please check back often to get an updated schedule. 

Tickets are available online at highlandspac.org, at the door, or by calling (828) 526-9047.  Highlands PAC is located at 507 Chestnut Street.