3h 3min | Drama, Romance, Opera | Release Date: 10.07.2013
Armida – Gioachino Rossini
July 10, at 7 PM
This mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvořák.
Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini’s version, opposite no fewer than five tenors. Director Mary Zimmerman describes the work as “a buried treasure, a box of jewels.” Armida is a fanciful and magical tale with “an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.”
Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt, based on the epic poem "Gerusalemme Liberata" by Torquato Tasso
Original transmission date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Running time 3:03
Sung Italian with Met Titles in English!