Rossini's comic opera Le Comte Ory live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Count Ory is determined to win the countess Adele, and will do anything to get access to the castle where the women are, including disguising himself and his men as nuns. Rossini's sparkling comedy, premiered in the 2011-12 season, stars tenor Juan Diego Florez as the count, Pretty Yende as Adele and Karine Deshayes in the trouser role of Isolier.
Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff.
Countess Adele ..... Pretty Yende (soprano)
Isolier ..... Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano)
Ragonde ..... Susanne Resmark (mezzo-soprano)
Count Ory ..... Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Raimbaud ..... Nathan Gunn (baritone)
The Tutor ..... Nicola Ulivieri (baritone)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York
Maurizio Benini, conductor.