Renée Fleming in Armida
(© Metropolitan Opera)
Renée Fleming in Armida
(© Metropolitan Opera)
The Metropolitan Opera will open the final dress rehearsal of its new production of Armida to the public on April 9 at 11am.

Directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Riccardo Frizza, the opera stars soprano Renée Fleming. The opera is about a vengeful sorceress who reigns over an enchanted island prison.

Two thousand free tickets will be available to the public (2 tickets per person) through an online ticket drawing at the Met's website (www.metopera.org). Winning names will be posted on the site the afternoon of Wednesday, March 31. An additional 1000 free tickets will be distributed to students in the New York City area who participate in the Met's HD Live in Schools program, as well as select universities affiliated with the Met.

For more information, visit www.metopera.org.