FEDORA (THE MET)
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Umberto Giordano Sung in Italian
NEW PRODUCTION Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Beczała. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora’s confidant, and baritone Artur Ruciński is the diplomat De Siriex, with much-loved Met maestro Marco Armiliato conducting. Director David McVicar delivers a detailed and dramatic staging based around an ingenious fixed set that, like a Russian nesting doll, unfolds to reveal the opera’s three distinctive settings—a palace in St. Petersburg, a fashionable Parisian salon, and a picturesque villa in the Swiss Alps.
This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
Run time 2hrs 25mins, including one intermission.
Production is a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund.
Production - David McVicar Set Designer - Charles Edwards Costume Designer - Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designer - Adam Silverman