Debuts in  Ariadne Auf Naxos
By Iride Aparicio

Photos Courtesy: The Met

NEW YORK, NY-- With Marek Janowsky conducting the Met stellar cast that also stars soprano Brenda Rae as Zerbinetta, Isabel Leonard as the Composer, and Brandon Jovanovich as the god Bacchus, the exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos arriving in cinemas worldwide on Saturday, March 12.

Based around an opera-within-an-opera, and featuring a unique blend of comedy and drama, the opera also stars Baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle as the Music Master and baritone Sean Michael Plumb who is making his company debut playing the role of Harlequin.

Veteran baritone Wolfgang Brendel returns to the Met for the first time since 2007 in a featured spoken role of the Major-Domo. Marek Janowsky conducts Elijah Moshinsky's production. Tenor Matthew Polenzani hosts the live transmission.

Soprano Lise Davidsen in Arianne

"Soprano Lise Davidsen filled the mighty Metropolitan Opera in a way few singers can, Unleashing floods through her range, from gleaming, solar high notes to brooding depths, Davidsen offered a nearly supernatural turn in a role out of Greek Legend. The radiating, shimmering, ever so slightly metallic overtones that halo her voice, and make her sound arrestingly powerful and visceral. You feel it as almost a physical presence --pressing against your chest, raising the hairs on the back of your neck." (The New York Times).

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