The Metropolitan Opera performs Franco Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac, with a text by the prolific Belle Epoque librettist Henri Cain. This adaptation of Edmond de Rostand’s classic play premiered in an Italian version in Rome in January of 1936, and then in the original French in Paris several months later. The outbreak of World War II hampered the opera from reaching audiences overseas. It did not make its U.S. debut until 2005, in a Met production starring Plácido Domingo. This time around, Roberto Alagna plays the title role, with Patricia Racette as Roxane.
In French with English titles.