Gioachino Rossini


Feb 19 - Mar 17 Buy Tickets from $27

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Production a gift of the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund for Lincoln Center, established by the founders of The Readers Digest Association, Inc.

Revival a gift of Ekkehart Hassels-Weiler

Read Synopsis
  • Sung In
  • Italian
  • Met Titles In
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Estimated Run Time
  • 3 hrs 29 mins
  • House Opens
  • Act I 121 mins
  • Intermission 30 mins
  • Act II 89 mins
  • Opera Ends
Feb 19 - Mar 17 Buy Tickets from $27


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Production John Copley

Set Designer John Conklin

Costume Designer Michael Stennett

Lighting Designer John Froelich

Gioachino Rossini


Gioachino Rossini