The Met's Isabel Leonard, Susanna Phillips & More to Perform at TASET OF FRANCE Closing, 9/29
Stars of the Metropolitan Opera will perform selections from French operas and popular songs as the concluding event of the Taste of France show on Sunday, September 29 at 5 p.m. in Manhattan's Bryant Park. Taste of France, which takes place on September 28 and 29, is the world's largest event dedicated to France and will showcase the most renowned aspects of French technology, cuisine, lifestyle, tourism, beauty, and culture.
Met stars who will perform at the event include mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who sings Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Met this season; soprano Susanna Phillips, whose three roles this season are Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème, and Rosalinde in a new production of Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus; and baritone Paulo Szot, who stars as Kovalyov in the first Met revival of Shostakovich's The Nose. The singers will be joined by Met assistant conductor Carrie-Ann Matheson on piano. Met General Manager Peter Gelbwill introduce the program with brief remarks.
The Metropolitan Opera season opened September 23 with a new production of Tchaikovsy's Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Deborah Warner. The season features five additional new productions-including a new staging by Richard Eyre of Massenet's French opera Werther-and 21 revivals. For more information on the Met's season, please visit www.metopera.org.
For more information on Taste of France, please visit www.tasteoffrance.com.