Sonya Yoncheva & Piotr Beczala Lead ‘Fedora’ Live in HD Performance from Metropolitan Opera

By David Salazar
(Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera will present Giordano’s “Fedora” Live in HD this weekend on Jan. 14, 2023.

The broadcast, which kicks off at 12:55 p.m. Eastern time and marks the company’s 150th HD showcase, will be conducted by Marco Armiliato and stars Sonya Yoncheva in the title role and Piotr Beczala as her lover Loris. Rounding out the cast will be Lucas Meachem as De Siriex and Rosa Feola as Countess Olga. David McVicar directs and Ailyn Pérez hosts the transmission.

Of the performance, OperaWire’s review stated that Yoncheva “sang with delicacy and a gorgeous pianissimo sound… she was simply heartbreaking as she emoted a breathier sound toward her final lines, ‘Le tue labbra adorate…’” Of Beczala, the review remarked that his interpretation of the famed “Amor ti Vieta” featured a “gorgeous and passionate legato line.”

In concluding the review, “ultimately, the singers made a case for ‘Fedora,’ regardless of everything else. There are seven performances remaining and audiences should do what they can to catch it while it’s there. Because it might be another 25 years (or more) before it comes back.”

Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here.