January 05

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: LES TROYENS

HECTOR BERLIOZ

2012-2013 HD OPERA SEASON

JANUARY 5, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

RUN TIME: 5 HRS 30 MIN

Francesca Zambello’s acclaimed 2003 production of Berlioz’s Trojan War epic returns to the Met for its first revival. Fabio Luisi conducts a cast led by Marcello Giordani in the central role of Aeneas, the hero who flees the ruins of Troy for a new set of challenges in the North African kingdom of Carthage. Deborah Voigt reprises the role of the cursed Trojan prophetess Cassandra, which she sang in the new production premiere, and Susan Graham makes her Met role debut as Dido, the noble but heartbroken Queen of Carthage.

Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website:  http://www.metopera.org

CONDUCTOR: Fabio Luisi

PRODUCTION: Francesca Zambello

CAST: Marcello Giordani, Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham

CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:

http://www.metoperafamily.org/uploadedImages/MetOpera/8_live_in_hd/cast sheets/LesTroyens.HD.synopsis.US.DATES123112.pdf

VIDEO: Excerpt from Act I, featuring Deborah Voigt (Cassandra).  Video courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

PHOTOS: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera, Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

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A scene from Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.”

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A scene from Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.”

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Susan Graham as Dido and Karen Cargill as Anna in Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.”

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Deborah Voigt as Cassandra in Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.”

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Kwangchul Youn as Narbal, Susan Graham as Dido and Karen Cargill as Anna in Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.”