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Ian Storey

Ian Storey


Elisabete Matos

Elisabete Matos


Geraldine Chauvet

Geraldine Chauvet

 

In German with English Supertitles

Ian Storey • Elisabete Matos
Geraldine Chauvet
Eve Queler, Conductor

Sunday, January 29th, 2012 • 2:00 PM
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Maestro Eve Queler conducts Wagner's grand scale early romantic opera, steeped in bel canto traditions. Rienzi, the popular representative of the people of the 12th century Rome, is caught off guard by the distraction of his sister Irene's love for Adriano, the son of his most formidable enemy. He is ultimately brought to ruin by his adversaries, the Patricians.

The cast features tenor Ian Storey in the title role, soprano Elisabete Matos as Irene and mezzo-soprano Geraldine Chauvet in her US debut as Adriano.

"Rienzi set off skyrockets that sent most of the audience into the night buzzing with excitement. Thank you, Eve Queler, for an unforgettable experience!"

- Byron Belt

"Grand Rienzi: Eve Queler's Crowd-Pleasing Wagner...the near capacity crowd was storming and cheering..."

The Washington Post, review of OONY's past performance of Rienzi