Tag Archives: Diana Damrau

Roméo et Juliette in HD

The Met was taking no chances with the role of Juliette in this telecast of Gounod’s opera as its host was Ailyn Perez who probably is the best Juliette in the world. If needed she could have stepped into the title female role in no more time than it takes to get into a costume….

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Rigoletto in HD

The Metropolitan Opera’s 847th performance of Verdi’s masterpiece was telecast in HD yesterday. It’s 6th on the company’s list of most frequently staged operas. Though Verdi was only 37 when he wrote Rigoletto it was his 17th opera. Over the remaining half century of his life he would write only 11 more. Rigoletto was based on Victor Hugo’s play…

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Le Comte Ory in HD

Rossini’s penultimate opera, Le Comte Ory, received its first staging at the Metropolitan Opera this season. This is a charming work that is Rossini just below his best – which means that it’s very good, indeed. The opera needs three virtuoso singers well versed in the bel canto style. In Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato,…

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