Domingo Hindoyan will make his much-anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut on Tuesday 16 January, conducting Bartlett Sher’s production of L’Elisir d’Amore. The stellar cast features fellow Askonas Holt artist Ildebrando D’Arcangelo,who makes a welcome return to the house as Dulcamara, Pretty Yende as Adina, and Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino.
Written in a remarkable six-week period, the premiere of the work (Milan, 1832) was the catalyst which quickly established Donizetti as one of the most celebrated composers of his day. For nearly two centuries, Donizetti’s comic masterpiece has remained one of the most constantly performed operatic comedies at houses across the globe.
This season also sees Ildebrando sing Banquo in the revival of Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Royal Opera House.
Performances of the Metropolitan Opera’s L’Elisir d’Amore run from 16 January to 17 February. The performance on 10 February will be transmitted live in cinemas worldwide as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 Live in HD series. More information and tickets on the Metropolitan Opera website.