KTEP - El Paso, Texas

August 30, 2013

Gioachino Rossini: The lady of the Lake
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Michele Mariotti, conductor

CAST:  Joyce DiDonato (Elena); Juan Diego Flórez (Uberto); Simon Orfila (Douglas); Colin Lee (Rodrigo); Daniela Barcellona

In 1819, Rossini cashed on an Italian taste for all things Scottish, with this overtly Romantic opera based on a narrative by Sir Walter Scott.  It comes to us from Covent Garden in a production featuring a first-rate cast, including soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role, and Juan Diego Flórez, one of the world's most acclaimed Rossini tenors.