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Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Bruce Sledge. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Paulo Szot sings Sharpless. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production.
Soprano Anna Netrebko's dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Angela Meade sings Leonora in later performances. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar's Goya-inspired production. LIBRETTIST Salvadore Cammarano.
Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Marco Berti are Calàf, the brave prince who sings "Nessun dorma" and wins her love. Franco Zeffirelli's golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. LIBRETTIST Franco Alfano. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, April 1926. Met and U.S.