Paul Cremo of the Metropolitan Opera tells us what it's like to be a dramaturg and the specific challenges and rewards of modernizing the titles for Michael Mayer's new production of Rigoletto, set in 1960s Las Vegas, which some audience members are calling the "Rat Pack Rigoletto."
Susan Graham performs as Dido in the final scene of Act V of Berlioz's "Les Troyens."
Deborah Voigt as Cassandra performs Cassandra's Act I aria from Berlioz's "Les Troyens."
A rare production of Berlioz’s epic based on Virgil's Aeneid premieres on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 30 at 12 noon and stars Fabio Luisi conducts the five-act tragedy, which stars Deborah Voigt as Cassandra, Susan Graham as Dido, and Bryan Hymel as Aeneas.
Liudmyla Monastyrska as Aida performs "I sacri nomi di padre, d'amante" in Verdi's Aida.
Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America's indigenous art of modern dance. At an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his recent dances as well as his classics. Watch the full film.
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