British countertenor makes Met debut
28 October 2011
On 3 December, British countertenor Iestyn Davies will make his Met debut playing the role of Unulfo in Handel’s Rodelinda. The debut will not only signify a considerable development in Davies’ career, but it will also mark the first time that a British countertenor has sung on the Met stage.
Davies has forged a notable career in the UK performing in acclaimed productions including ENO’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Oberon and the Royal Opera House’s production of Niobe, Regina di Tebbe as Creonte. His Met debut will see him perform opposite renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl as Bertarido – who made his own Met debut in the 2006 revival of the production – and Renée Fleming in the title role.
The production will also form part of the Met’s Live in HD season and will be broadcast live to 80 cinemas across the UK. Viewers will be able to watch the performance at selected cinemas at 5.50pm on 3 December.