Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up next season at the Metropolitan Opera for a feast of vocal fireworks in Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment and the much awaited return of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
Donizetti’s iconic comedy also features Maurizio Muraro as Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts the performances from February 7 until March 2. The last performance is scheduled for a LIVE in HD broadcast in cinemas around the world.
Penny Woolcock’s breathtaking production of Bizet’s sensual score stars Pretty Yende as the beautiful priestess Leïla, with tenor Javier Camarena and baritone Mariusz Kwiecień as rivals for her forbidden love. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the performances, which take place from November 14 until December 1.