Metropolitan Opera Le Comte Ory Tickets

Metropolitan Opera Le comte Ory show presents Italian composer Giovacchino Rossini’s vocally sparkling two-act comedy with leading cast members Jaun Diego Florez, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and soprano Diana Damrau. The performance has been directed by Bartlett Sher, best known for directing Met’s most popular productions such as Les Contes d’Hoffmann and II Barbiere di Siviglia. The show, as described by Sher, captures a world where love is only too dangerous, leading to hurt that can be very painful and very funny at the same time, both of which elements have been beautifully reflected in Rossini’s music.

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About Metropolitan Opera Le Comte Ory

The Met depicts a fascinating Twelfth Century France in the midst of Crusades just when the Count of Formoutiers leaves for the Holy Land along with his men. The hilarity of the plot tickles the audience with much curiosity just as Adele, the Count’s sister and her companion Ragonde are left behind with the in-experienced Count Ory who finds himself most resolved to make the most of the situation and to win the royal Adele. Metropolitan Opera Le comte Ory tickets are a most sought-after treat among theatre-goers looking for the laughs.
Le comte Ory was first performed by the renowned Paris Opera in 1828 at Salle Le Peletier. A year later, the opera was taken to London where it was performed in Italian at the King’s Theatre, following which it was staged in New Orleans at Theatre d’Orleans, and in New York in 1830 and 1831, respectively. The opera has been performed intermittently and during 2005 and 2009, it ran sixteen times as reported by Operabase.com. By 2011, that number went up suddenly when the opera premiered in NYC as Metropolitan Opera Le comte Ory show, with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Florez and Diana Damrau, singing in an all new production under the direction of Sher.

Metropolitan Opera is North America’s prime classical music organization that performs about twenty-seven different operas every year, and each season new productions are made. Metropolitan Opera Le comte Ory show premiered in 2011, with Diana Damrau playing Countess Adele, Juan Diego Florez playing Count Ory and Joyce DiDonato portraying Isolier. The repertoire of the Met stretches over a wide range of pieces including those from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Baroque and Bel canto works to the characteristic Minimalism of the Twentieth Century. These are presented as staged productions, stylistically ranging from those with extensive traditional décor to those that feature rather recent conceptual designs. The company commands a massive symphony-sized orchestra, a children’s choir, a chorus, a ballet unit, as well as some of the best-known leading and supporting solo vocalists. While many of the Met’s singers make guest appearances with the company, there are those that have appeared almost every season, such as Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming.

Metropolitan Opera Le comte Ory show belongs to the likes of comedy operas such as Threepenny Opera, Les Brigands, BarbeBleu, Zampa, Fra Diavolo and Don Giovanni, as suggested by Opera Today. At its core, it is a true comic opera since not only is its plot humorous in its structure, it is also farcical. Initially, when the piece was put together in the eighteenth century, it was meant for the category of Opera and not Theatre de l’Opera-Comique, so that one notices structural disjoints with its contemporary opera comique genre. The latter category comprises of rather short lyrical scores and spoken dialogue while this show is characterized with some very well-developed, sometimes colossal musical forms that are connected with accompanying recitatives. Though Rossini wrote the piece in 1828, some of it comes from his opera called II viaggio a Reims, which he wrote a few years prior to the coronation of French King Charles X.  Its French libretto was written by Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson and Eugene Scribe, who adapted it from an 1817 comedy. Though this opera piece consists of some of Rossini’s most beautiful orchestral creations, its rather brief overture has been noted for reflecting an odd restraint, ending with a hint of pizzicato strings. This is a laughter-punctuated witty piece that must not be missed; just book some cheap Metropolitan Opera Le comte Ory tickets and be there to immerse in the Eighteenth Century masterpiece.