Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015 4:55 pm

The Metropolitan Opera’ first production of Gioacchino Rossini's "La Donna del Lago" will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, March 14, in Harris Center Cinema.

Opera superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez will display their vocal fireworks in this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity. DiDonato stars as the “Lady of the lake,” and Flórez plays the King of Scotland who relentlessly pursues her. This Met premiere production, set in the medieval Scottish highlands, is conducted by Michele Mariotti.

This production has wowed critics and lead to rave reviews, including this excerpt from the New York Times review:  “The wondrous Ms. DiDonato and Mr. Mariotti, the fast-rising young Italian conductor, seemed almost in competition to see who could make music with more delicacy. Ms. DiDonato sang Rossini’s beguiling phrases with soft yet penetrating richness, subtly folding ornaments and runs into the long melodic arcs. . . . Mr. Flórez makes a youthful, charming and impassioned king. Vocally he was at his best... He tossed off runs and roulades effortlessly and dispatched exciting high notes.”

There will be no pre-opera talk for this production, but refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema before the opera.


Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop, the Grinnell College Bookstore, and at the door on the day of the show.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children, and Met Opera members.

Tickets for Grinnell College faculty, staff, and students have been generously funded by the Office of the President and are available at no cost at all ticket locations. Family members not employed by the College are required to purchase tickets.

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