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Des Moines Metro Opera presents Le Comte Ory- Virtual Festival

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  • Presented By: Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Dates: July 19, 2020
  • Location: Online at IowaPBS.org or on television for Iowa audiences
  • Start/End Time: 2:00 PM
  • Price: This online and televised broadcast is free!
  • Overview

    "Des Moines Metro Opera presents Le Comte Ory" an Iowa PBS broadcas!

    Rossini’s effervescent Le Comte Ory is a comic tale of disguise, seduction, and the victory of virtue. The scene is the French countryside; the time, the Middle Ages during the Crusades. Count Ory, a young nobleman, will do just about anything to conquer the chaste Countess Adèle—but his page Isolier will do even more to win her love. The result is a triangle of intrigue, counter-intrigue, and counter-counter-intrigue that features some of the most gorgeous and vocally dazzling music in the operatic repertoire. In this broadcast of our delightful 2014 production, tenor Taylor Stayton stars as the young Count Ory with soprano Sydney Mancasola and mezzo Stephanie Lauricella making their DMMO debuts as the Countess Adèle and Isolier, respectively. Baritone Steven LaBrie sings the role of Raimbaud, mezzo Margaret Lattimore sings Ragonde and bass-baritone Wayne Tigges sings the Tutor in this production led by Dean Williamson with direction by David Gately