Le Comte Ory
Rossini’s rarely heard comedy receives a brilliant performance in Bartlett Sher’s Met premiere production, with a trio of today’s greatest bel canto stars in the leading roles: Juan Diego Flórez is Count Ory, a handsome rogue who finds women - all women - irresistible. Diana Damrau sings the virtuous Countess Adèle, and Joyce DiDonato is Isolier, the count’s page, who is also in love with the countess. Jokes, misunderstandings, and gender-bending disguises - including knights dressed as nuns - abound in this hilarious tale of deception and seduction. Maurizio Benini conducts.
Starring Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato
Director Gary Halvorson, Bartlett Sher