WRTI Spotlight
8:45 am
Sat January 5, 2013

The Met Opera: Berlioz's LES TROYENS, Jan. 5th at 12 noon

The Met offers a rare opportunity to hear Hector Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces. Susan Graham's tones were burnished, her acting impassioned. Her final-act aria, "Je vais mourir (I am going to die)," was tender and emotional, causing the audience to erupt in a huge ovation." (Associated Press) As Aeneas, Brian Hymel “sang with unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon, giving an impassioned and confident performance of a heroic role” (New York Times). Saturday, January 5th, 12 noon to 5:30 pm.

Synopsis

CAST:
Conductor: Fabio Luisi 


Cassandra: Deborah Voigt 


Dido: Susan Graham 


Anna: Karen Cargill 


Aeneas: Bryan Hymel 


Iopas: Eric Cutler 


Chorèbe: Dwayne Croft 


Narbal: Kwangchul Youn

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