Gioachino Rossini’s bel canto tour-de-force LA DONNA DEL LAGO (The Lady of the Lake) is the second offering the CCP 3rd season Metropolitan Opera in HD slated on December 8 at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1.
A co-production with the Santa Fe Opera directed by Italian maestro Michele Mariotti, it features a virtuoso cast topbilled 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.
La Donna Del Lago had its Met premiere on Feb. 15. Its March 14 matinee was transmitted live worldwide than more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world as part of the Met Opera: Live in HD Series.
La Donna Del Lago was the first opera by a major composer to be based on the work of Sir Walter Scott and is a prime example of the fascination that Scottish settings held for the nascent Romantic movement in Europe. Taking advantage of the early-nineteenth-century craze for Scott’s novel that had swept the continent, Rossini composed La Donna del Lago in 1819 for an ensemble of highly virtuosic singers at Naples’s San Carlo Theatre who inspired some his most dauntingly florid music.
The CCP’s Met Opera in HD series features screenings of the latest operatic productions of the Metropolitan Opera in New York through High-Definition digital technology.
Other productions scheduled for screening at Greenbelt 3 cinemas for 2016 are: Tosca (Giacomo Puccini) on January 12, 2016; Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle (Peter Tchaikovsky/ Bela Bartok) on February 9, 2016; Carmen (Georges Bizet) on March 8, 2016; The Merry Widow (Franz Lehár) on April 12, 2016; and Macbeth (Giuseppe Verdi) on May 10, 2016.
For more information, please call Greenbelt 3 cinemas Customer Service Hotline: 757-7883 or CCP Sales and Promotions at 832-3706; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press release from the Cultural Center of the Philippines