This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Approximate run time: 4 hours, 0 minutes
Cast & creators
Gioachino Rossini Composer • Maurizio Benini Conductor
Angela Meade Semiramide • Elizabeth DeShong Arsace
Javier Camarena Idreno • Ildar Abdrazakov Assur • Ryan Speedo Green Oroe
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