Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.
What seems to be going on here is that the Metropolitan Opera of New York City is taking legendary conductor Levine and some sure-fire, first rate material—by Mozart, no less—to introduce new talent to its global audience. The next generation of singing-actors must be nurtured, of course. Movie Fans who attended the La Boheme meetup heard Susanna Phillips and Isobel Leonard at work, and that great sample prompted the posting of this meetup.
We’ll meet just inside the glass door from 12:30 through 12:45. An email with further details will be sent to participants.