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Part of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2017-18. Click here for information on the full series.

Fathom Events and The Met: Live in HD present a broadcast of Rossini’s Semiramide, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 10. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Rossini’s famous mastery of rhythm forms the core of this opera. The extremely difficult vocal style necessary for the solos is evident from the title character’s ravishing aria, “Bel raggio lusinghier.”

Played at

Playhouse 7, 3.10.18 - 3.10.18
Town Center 5, 3.10.18 - 3.10.18
Claremont 5, 3.10.18 - 3.10.18
Ahrya Fine Arts, 3.10.18 - 3.10.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 230 min
Language: Italian
Cast: Arsace ~ Elizabeth Deshong, Assur ~ Ildar Abdrazakov, Idreno ~ Javier Camarena, Oroe ~ Ryan Speedo Green, Semiramide ~ Angela Meade