Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February 2013
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Production: Francesca Zambello
Cast: Deborah Voigt (Cassandra), Susan Graham (Dido), Bryan Hymel (Aeneas), Dwayne Croft (Coroebus), Kwangchul Youn (Narbal)
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 Bryan Hymel 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.