Rossini’s La Donna del Lago Returns to the Met with
Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Reprising the Title Role,
Opposite Lawrence Brownlee as King Giacomo V
Michele Mariotti, who led last season’s Met premiere performances, again conducts the operatic adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s classic poem
New York, NY (December 1, 2015) – Rossini’s bel canto showcase La Donna del Lago returns to the Met stage on December 11 with Joyce DiDonato again starring in the central role of Elena, the titular lady of the lake. Lawrence Brownlee adds a new bel canto hero to his company repertory as Giacomo V, the disguised King of Scotland who falls in love with Elena. Michele Mariotti, the dynamic maestro who led the Met premiere of the opera last season, returns to conduct the revival. The cast features several additional stars of the company premiere, including Daniela Barcellona as Elena’s lover, Malcolm; John Osborn as the king’s rival, Rodrigo; and Oren Gradus as Elena’s father, Duglas D’Angus. Paul Curran’s staging is a co-production with Santa Fe Opera, where it premiered in 2013 with DiDonato and Brownlee in the leading roles.
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Performances: December 11, 15, 19mat, 22, 26eve. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of La Donna del Lago are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.