Afternoon at the Opera

La Donna del Lago

circle of people around a woman singing

From The Metropolitan Opera website

Featuring one of Rossini’s most beautiful and expressive scores, La Donna del Lago was the first opera by a major composer to be based on the works of Sir Walter Scott, whose literary imagination would become hugely influential in the emerging Romantic era. An instant success at the time, the opera disappeared from the stage in the mid-19th century, along with many other works of the period, and has only recently been rediscovered with the resurgence of interest in bel canto.