Opera Cheat Sheet: Le Comte Ory

Download and listen to our quick overview of Gioacchino Rossini's French comedy Le Comte Ory, which is this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing on our station Saturday at noon.

 

 

In this week's Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Rossini’s 1828 comic opera Le Comte Ory, the story of a dissolute young nobleman and his futile efforts to win the favors of the lady Adele while her brother is away fighting in the Crusades. You can hear the Metropolitan Opera's production of Le Comte Ory Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.