Joyce DiDonato reprises her stunning portrayal of the “lady of the lake” in Rossini’s dazzling bel canto showcase set in the medieval Scottish highlands. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is the king who pursues her. Rossini master Michele Mariotti conducts the operatic adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s classic.
"Joyce DiDonato is an absolute marvel... To hear her now is to hear a great voice in its prime: an easy, honeyed tone, ample volume, accurate pitch, a quick coloratura... lines achingly crafted with breathtaking beauty... DiDonato's portrayal at this point is a complete vocal and dramatic achievement, and truly must be experienced in person to be appreciated." (New York Classical Review)
"Fiercely athletic vocals... As Elena, the incandescent mezzo Joyce DiDonato commands the necessary vocal backbone to focus the drama on herself... Lawrence Brownlee gave a thrilling performance as the king." (New York Times)