Rossini’s La Donna del Lago,
Starring Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez,
Has Its Met Premiere on February 16
Rossini’s bel canto tour-de-force La Donna del Lago (“The Lady of the Lake”) has its Met premiere on February 16 conducted by Italian maestro Michele Mariotti, with a virtuoso cast led by Joyce DiDonato as Elena, the titular lady of the lake, and Juan Diego Flórez as Giacomo V, the king who falls in love with her. Italian mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona returns to the Met to sing the bravura role of Elena’s beloved Malcolm, and tenor John Osborn sings the role of the King’s sworn enemy, Rodrigo. Bass Oren Gradus portrays Elena’s father Duglas D’Angus. British director Paul Curran makes his Met debut in this co-production with the Santa Fe Opera. The sets and costumes are designed by Kevin Knight, also in his Met debut, lighting design is by Duane Schuler, and projection design is by Otto Driscoll, another Met debut.
Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: February 16, 20, 25, 28 (mat), March 3, 7, 10, 14 (mat). Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, 5 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.