Met Opera: Armida

Gioachino Rossini


Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt

MAY 15 - 20, 2010

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The story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvořák. 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."

CONDUCTOR Ricardo Frizza PRODUCTION Mary Zimmerman SET DESIGNER Richard Hudson COSTUME DESIGNER Richard Hudson LIGHTING DESIGNER Brian MacDevitt CHOREOGRAPHER Graciela Daniele*

ARMIDA Renée Fleming RINALDO Lawrence Brownless GEOFFREDO Bruce Ford GERNANDO Barry Banks CARLO Barry Banks UBALDO Kobie van Rensburg * DEBUT

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