The Metropolitan Opera: Semiramide

The Metropolitan Opera: Semiramide (2018)

This rarely performed tragic opera reveals 'The Barber of Seville' composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light.

  • Genre: Music
  • Release Date: 2018-03-10
  • Runtime: 3h 56min
  • Language: Italiano
  • Director: Barbara Willis Sweete

Summary

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.

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  • Angela Meade

    as Semiramide
  • Javier Camarena

    as Idreno
  • Elizabeth DeShong

    as Arsace
  • Ildar Abdrazakov

    as Assur
Sound Gioacchino Rossini Original Music Composer
Directing Barbara Willis Sweete Director
Writing Gaetano Rossi Writer
Sound Maurizio Benini Conductor
Sound MET Orchestra Sound

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