Met Opera ENCORE: Rossini’s Semiramide, set for March 20

Mar 17, 2018 713

Met Opera ENCORE: “Rossini’s Semiramide,” a high definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. 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. Estimated run time is four hours, including one 30-minute intermission. Sung in Italian with Met titles in English.

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