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 sings Amneris at the MET
For the second time Violeta Urmana will be back now at the Met in New York in April 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 Oksana Dykas as Aida, Marco Berti as Radamès, and eljko Lučić as Amonasro. Musical direction is by Plácido Domingo.
Performances: April 9, 13, 17 and 20, 2015