MET OPERA LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORE: ARMIDA
2012-2013 HD OPERA SEASON
JULY 10, 2013 @ 7PM
RUN TIME: 3 HRS 5 MIN
This mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvorˇák. Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini’s version, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman returns to direct this new production of a work she describes as “a buried treasure, a box of jewels.” The fanciful and magical tale, Zimmerman says, “has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.”
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CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Frizza
PROUCTION: Mary Zimmerman
CAST: Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, Barry Banks, Kobie van Rensburg
CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:
VIDEO: Renée Fleming (Armida) sings the finale from Rossini’s “Armida.” Video courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.
PHOTOS: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
A scene from Act II of Rossini’s “Armida” with Teele Ude as Love, Lawrence Brownlee as Rinaldo, and Renée Fleming in the title role.