Le Comte Ory

Le Comte Ory

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 1:00pm - 4:25pm
Juan Diego Flórez stars in the Met premiere of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, directed by Bartlett Sher and opening March 24, 2011.
Photo: Micaela Rossato/Metropolitan Opera 

Le Comte Ory brings the pain and laughter of love to Met @ the Movies.

Rossini's musical expertise shines at Regal Eastview Mall 13 (70 Eastview Mall Dr. Victor), Tinseltown Cinemark (2291 Buffalo Rd.) and Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 (525 Marketplace Dr.) For information on tickets please call the theaters directly. All operas will also air live on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5. Be sure to tune in to WXXI-FM the week of the opera movie presentations for the chance to win a free pair of movie tickets.

Le Comte Ory airs Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5 and simulcasts at the above mentioned theaters. Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adèle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau. Bartlett Sher, director of the Met’s hit productions of The Barber of Seville and The Tales of Hoffmann, describes the world of the opera as, “a place where love is dangerous. People get hurt. That can be very funny and very painful. Rossini captures both—with the most beautiful love music Rossini ever wrote.”

Maurizio Benini; Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez, Stéphane Degout, Michele Pertusi