Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA
Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola's stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro's tutor, Alidoro, onGreat Performances at the Met Sunday, September 7 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) Check out a first look at the performance below!
Joyce DiDonato has sung Angelina at major opera houses all over the world, including La Scala, the Bavarian State Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet, and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Angelina is her eighth role at the Met. Juan Diego Flórez is one of the world's foremost Rossini tenors, currently counting 17 of the composer's tenor roles in his repertory. He made his Met debut in 2002 as Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the same year he sang his first company performances of Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola.
Photo Credit: Ken Howard
Rachelle Durkin, Alessandro Corbelli, and Patricia Risley
Joyce DiDonato & Cast
Pietro Spagnoli as Dandini and Juan Diego Florez as Don Ramiro in Rossini's "La Cenerentola." Photo Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Juan Diego FlÃƒÂ³rez as Don Ramiro, Pietro Spagnoli as Dandini, Joyce DiDonato as Angelina, Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magnifico, Patricia Risley as Tisbe, and Rachelle Durkin as Clorinda in Rossini's "La Cenerentola." Photo Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
A scene from Rossini's "La Cenerentola." Photo Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera