domingo, março 25, 2007
Dia 24/03 no MET de NYC - BARBEIRO DE SEVILHA E TRAVIATA
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(The Barber of Seville)
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min.
The greatest Rossini tenor of our time, Juan Diego Flórez, sings the role of Count Almaviva in The Met’s first new Barbiere in 25 years. Diana Damrau and Joyce DiDonato share the role of Rosina, Peter Mattei is Figaro, Samuel Ramey is Don Basilio and John Del Carlo sings the role of the hapless Dr. Bartolo.
Directed by Bartlett Sher and designed by Michael Yeargan (both of the Tony Award®-winning The Light in the Piazza), this is a Barbiere that is light on its feet, with mobile sets that allow the comic action to swirl from stage to audience and back again. Maurizio Benini cond.
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 0 min.
Verdi's opera is brought to opulent life in a production by Franco Zeffirelli. Rising stars Krassimira Stoyanova and Jonas Kaufmann are the lovers Violetta and Alfredo, and Met favorite Dwayne Croft is Germont. Marco Armiliato conducts. Star soprano Angela Gheorghiu reprises the role of Violetta for one performance only.