Great Performances at the Met "Armida" on WXXI-TV

Great Performances at the Met "Armida" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 08/22/2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Renee Fleming and Lawrence Brownlee

Credit: Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Renée Fleming stars as Rossini’s sorceress in Armida.

Renée Fleming plays Rossini’s vengeful sorceress in this opera’s Met premiere, directed by Mary Zimmerman. The cast of multiple tenors includes Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, José Manuel Zapata, Barry Banks and Kobie van Rensburg. Riccardo Frizza conducts.

Great Performances at the Met "Armida" airs Sunday, August 22 at 12 noon on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET returns for a fourth season of opera telecasts. Presentations include “Aida,” “Turandot,” “Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Carmen.” In addition, “The Audition” covers the dramatic week leading up to the finals of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions.