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The Met Opera: Berlioz's LES TROYENS, Jan. 5th at 12 noon

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The Met offers a rare opportunity to hear Hector Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces. Susan Graham's tones were burnished, her acting impassioned. Her final-act aria, "Je vais mourir (I am going to die)," was tender and emotional, causing the audience to erupt in a huge ovation." (Associated Press) As Aeneas, Brian Hymel “sang with unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon, giving an impassioned and confident performance of a heroic role” (New York Times). Saturday, January 5th, 12 noon to 5:30 pm.

Synopsis

CAST:
Conductor: Fabio Luisi ?

Cassandra: Deborah Voigt ?

Dido: Susan Graham ?

Anna: Karen Cargill ?

Aeneas: Bryan Hymel ?

Iopas: Eric Cutler ?

Chorèbe: Dwayne Croft ?

Narbal: Kwangchul Youn