Joyce DiDonato as Elena in Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago.

‘The Lady of the Lake’ Is Frozen Over at the Met

It was the chilliest opening night at the Met in years on Monday—barely 15 degrees when the curtain went up on the company premiere of La Donna del Lago. But you can’t blame the polar vortex for the audience’s cool reception of this tuneful but dramatically inert Rossini melodrama.

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