Date: Saturday April 9 2011, 1:00 pm
Opera: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory
Link to Info: http://www.metoperafamily.org
Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flrez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau.
Bartlett Sher, director of the Mets hit productions of The Barber of Seville and The Tales of Hoffmann, describes the world of the opera as, a place where love is dangerous. People get hurt. That can be very funny and very painful. Rossini captures bothwith the most beautiful love music Rossini ever wrote. 3 hrs. 1 Intermission.
Full Cast: Juan Diego Flrez, Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Susanne Resmark. Conducted by Maurizio Benini.
There will be a $15 luncheon at 12:00 noon. Please reserve a meal if desired by speaking with our Box Office by phone or in person.