GP at the Met: Semiramide

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Angela Meade sings an excerpt from the title character’s Act I aria, in which she proclaims her love for Arsace, whom she thinks loves her in return.

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS (check local listings) with a rare Met performance of Rossini’s masterpiece Semiramide, starring Angela Meade as the titular Queen of Babylon and Elizabeth DeShong as the warrior Arsace. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Green complete the all-star bel canto cast.