So war es mein Kuss,
der welthellsichtig dich machte?
Mein volles Liebesumfangen
lässt dich dann Gottheit erlangen.
Die Welt erlöse, ist dies dein Amt;
schuf dich zum Gott die Stunde,
für sie lass mich
ewig dann verdammt,
nie heile mir die Wunde!
Richard Wagner, Parsifal
Violeta Urmana to sing Amneris for the first time at the MET
At the end of December and in early January, Violeta Urmana will be back at the Met in New York to play Amneris. She has already appeared several times as Aida in the spectacular production by Sonja Frisell, and there is a DVD available with her in the title role. When Violeta Urmana takes the part of Amneris in that same production now, she is giving New York one of her star roles in the mezzo fach, one for which she has won such acclaim in recent years.
Her singing partners are Tamara Wilson and Marjorie Owens as Aida, Marcello Giordani and Carl Tanner as Radamès, and George Gagnidze as Amonasro. Musical direction is by Marco Armiliato.
Performances: December 26 and 29, 2014, January 2, 5 and 10, 2015