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Performer: Mary Zimmerman

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New York CityLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Roberto Abbado; Mary Zimmerman; Metropolitan Opera; Daniel Ostling; Mara Blumenfeld; Massimo Cavalletti; Luca Salsi
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A missed opportunity but with great musical values

Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Eric Owens (Vodník) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera's new produdtion of Rusalka fails to explore a deeper complexity of the fairy tale, although a strong ensemble of singers and the superb Met Orchestra make it a musically compelling performance.
***11
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Diana Damrau knocks it “out of the park” in Met's La Sonnambula

Diana Damrau (Amina) © Marty Sohl
This year’s revival of Mary Zimmerman’s La Sonnambula at the Met requires too much suspension of disbelief to seriously work, but it provides a fun and vibrant take on Bellini’s bel canto opera all the same. In the title role, Diana Damrau knocked it out of the park. 
****1
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