This new, streamlined production by Amélie Niermeyer showcases the exquisite psychology of the characters invented by one of the precursors of Roman Noir, François de Baculard d’Arnaud.

Donizetti’s La Favorite at the Bayerische Staatsoper presents a cast of outstanding bel canto singers: star mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the seductive Léonor de Guzman, Matthew Polenzani as her desperate lover Fernand, and Mariusz Kwiecień as King Alphonse.

Numerous myths surround the historical fi gure of Léonore de Guzman, mistress of King Alfons XI of Castile, who becomes embroiled within an intrigue-laced political power play. Léonore, whose love for the King is revealed to be a farce, fl ings herself upon the young Fernand, who, for her sake, has eschewed the life of a monk in Santiago de Compostela. Yet, he is unaware of her status as a mistress, thus allowing the pair to become victims of a conspiratorial trial of strength between church and state, which in the end denies the couple even the hope of a joint future after death.
Genre :  Opera
Year :  2017
Length :  177 min.
Country :  Germany
Elīna Garanča
Matthew Polenzani
Mariusz Kwiecień
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subtitled in English

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