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Live from the Met: Semiramide

Rossini

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Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won. Based on a story by Voltaire, this rarely performed tragic opera reveals The Barber of Seville composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light. The title role - composed for Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran - features some of the most demanding vocal music he ever wrote. Angela Meade takes on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.

Rossini’s opera will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and features Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. 

Conductor: Maurizio Benini 
Production: John Copley 
Set Designer: John Conklin 
Costume Designer: Michael Stennett 
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

Cast: Angela Meade (Semiramide), Elizabeth DeShong (Arsace), Javier Camarena (Idreno), Ildar Abdrazakov (Assur), Ryan Speedo Green (Oroe)

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk with Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee. Tea and coffee provided. Simply add ticket to basket before checkout.

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