The Metropolitan Opera’s new production and company premiere of Rossini’s final comic opera Le Comte Ory will be transmitted Live in HD in movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 pm ET.
Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adèle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau. Bartlett Sher directs the “lively, colorful and inventive production” (New York Times) and Maurizio Benini conducts.
“To holders of tickets to the live HD movie-theater broadcast of “Comte Ory” on April 9, I can say: Don’t worry, you’ll have a great time” wrote The Washington Post