The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces in Puccini's obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Alagna is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.
Runtime 3 hr. 35 min.
Opened March 5th, 2016
Cast Fabio Luisi, Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna, Massimo Cavalletto, Brindley Sherratt
Directed By Sir Richard Eyre
Written By Giacomo Puccini, Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica