The Metropolitan Opera: Armida (Encore)

Genre:  Musical, Other
Release Date: May 22, 2010

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Cast: Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, José Manuel Zapata, Barry Banks, Kobie van Rensburg


This mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvor?ák. Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini's version, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman returns to direct this new production of a work she describes as "a buried treasure, a box of jewels." The fanciful and magical tale, Zimmerman says, "has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element."

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza; Production: Mary Zimmerman; Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Bruce Ford, José Manuel Zapata, Barry Banks, Kobie van Rensburg.

Director: Riccardo Frizza
Studio: The Metropolitan Opera
Producer(s): Mary Zimmerman
Screenplay: Gioachino Rossini

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  • 5 stars "I had read some reviews of the opening performances and was pleasantly suprised at how well this opera translates to the big screen!"
  • 2 stars "All Medropolitan Opera's are amazing!"
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