Rossini's The Lady of the Lake from Covent Garden

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Joyce DiDonato as Elena and Juan Diego Flórez as Uberto in Rossini's <em>The Lady of the Lake</em> from Covent Garden.

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In 1819, Gioachino Rossini cashed in on an Italian taste for all things Scottish with The Lady of the Lake, an overtly Romantic opera based on a narrative by Sir Walter Scott. It comes to us from London's Covent Garden in a production featuring a first-rate cast, including soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role, and Juan Diego Flórez, one of the world's most acclaimed Rossini tenors.

Cast:

Conductor: Michele Mariotti, conductor

Elena: Joyce DiDonato

Uberto: Juan Diego Flórez

Douglas: Simon Orfila

Rodrigo: Colin Lee

Serano: Robin Leggate

Albina: Justina Gringyte

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor: Michele Mariotti