Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini
March 16, 2013, 10am / Lander Library
Zandonai’s compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno, returns in the Met’s ravishingly beautiful production, last seen in 1986. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Approximate runtime: 3:57
Handel’s Giulio Cesare—New Production
April 27, 2013, 10am / Lander Library
The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s lively production. The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
Approximate runtime: 4:31