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Rossini’s Semiramide

opera • spectacle • ancient times • mistaken identity • revenge • royalty & rulers
  • Filmed Performance
  • Met Opera on Demand
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • Free
Rossini’s Semiramide - Met Opera on Demand | Thespie

A jewel in Rossini’s bel-canto crown, Semiramide brings together four virtuosic singers—soprano, mezzo, tenor, and bass—for a display of vocalism as spectacular as the outrageous storyline. Set in ancient Babylon, the scenario concerns the legendary queen Semiramis and her quest for ever more power, various betrayals and plots for revenge, mistaken identities, and even divine intervention. This Live in HD transmission was part of a 2018 run that assembled a dream cast for the opera’s first Met performances in 25 years.

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