Berlioz: Les Troyens
January 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
Approximate running time 5 hrs. 15 min.
The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Brian Hymel, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.
Susan Graham "commanded the stage during the final three acts as Dido, the queen of Carthage... Her tones were burnished, her acting impassioned. Her final-act aria, "Je vais mourir (I am going to die)," was tender and emotional, causing the audience to erupt in a huge ovation." (Associated Press)