An American Tragedy, an adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's novel, premieres at the Metropolitan Opera on December 2. In addition to Racette, Gunn, and Graham, the cast includes Dolora Zajick, Jennifer Larmore, Kim Begley, William Burden, and Richard Bernstein. Francesca Zambello is the director.
The December 6 panel is part of the Metropolitan Opera Guild's lecture series. It begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Kaplan Penthouse in the Rose Building at Lincoln Center. Robert Marx, an opera writer and arts administrator, will moderate.
Tickets are $16 for members of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and $18 for the public. Call 212-769-7028 or visit www.operaed.org for tickets.