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Rossini's La donna del lago

Minnesota Opera/New York City Opera production, September 2006

 

September 23, 26, 28, 30 and October 1, 2006 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minneapolis.  The same production is due to be staged by the New York City Opera from  March 22 to April 7, 2007 with a largely different cast. Photographs by Michal Daniel .

Minnesota Opera  continued its practice of including a rare bel canto opera in its season with Rossini's La donna del lago.  The voices impressed the Star Tribune rather more than the staging.

The cast included Elena: Maureen O'Flynn, Malcolm: Ewa Podles, Uberto/Giacomo V: Barry Banks, Rodrigo: Yeghishe Manucharyan.  The conductor was Robert Wood, the director  Chas Rader-Schieber and the designers were David Zinn and Leonore Doxsee.

 

Elena

Elena

 

Malcolm and Elena

Malcolm and Elena

 

Rodrigo

Rodrigo

 

Uberto and Rodrigo

Uberto and Rodrigo

 

Finale

Finale

 

 

 

Page initially published in  2006