This season, Albert Lea Civic Music has a reciprocity agreement with the Austin Artist Series and Clear Lake Area Concert Association. This arrangement allows you to use your membership to Civic Music (season ticket) for admission to performances in the following performances in Austin and Clear Lake.
“Meet the Met” will gather this year at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center at 12:15 p.m. the Friday prior to each Saturday opera to discuss the opera, synopsis and opera stars. There will be a shortened version of “Meet the Met” a half hour prior to the opera in the green room at the Ross Center for people unable to attend the Friday opera group.
The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters worldwide, returns for its second season at Albert Lea's Marion Ross Performing Arts Center on October 5 with the first of 10 performances. Tickets for the general public are available beginning today, August 21.
“We are happy to once again serve up an exciting mix of operas and opera stars to our loyal audiences watching live from Vancouver to Moscow, and on a delayed basis in Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand,” said Peter Gelb, the Met’s General Manager and Executive Producer of the transmissions. “While the world may roil, operatically it is in harmony on our live transmission days.”
The Albert Lea Civic Music Association will kick-off the annual ticket drive on Monday, August 5. About 50 volunteer ticket sellers will begin their yearly contacting of past season ticket holders and new prospects. The annual drive will continue through August 20. Tickets may also be purchased through the mail and at the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Even after the drive is finished, one can purchase a season ticket at the ticket window prior to each concert.
Membership prices are quite reasonable, costing no more than a single-event ticket at many metro venues. This means that even if you have to miss a performance, your membership is still a great value. Keep in mind that your season ticket allows you to attend not only the five concerts in Albert Lea, but also performances in reciprocal communities!
Single tickets are not sold for these concerts. So don’t be late, buy your ticket during the ticket drive!