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GP at the Met: La Cenerentola

Encore for Juan Diego Flórez

See Juan Diego Flórez’s encore of the character Don Ramiro’s aria “Si, ritrovarla io giuro” from Act II of Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola. It took place at the Metropolitan Opera on May 6, 2014. Juan Diego Flórez is one of the world’s foremost Rossini tenors, currently counting 17 of the composer’s tenor roles in his […]

GP at the Met: La Cenerentola

Alessandro Corbelli Sings Don Magnifico’s Aria

Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli, who performs the role of Cenerentola’s stepfather Don Magnifico, sings the aria “Miei rampolli femminini” from Act I of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. This scene includes Rachelle Durkin as Clorinda and Patricia Risley as Tisbe, the daughters of Don Magnifico.

GP at the Met: La Cenerentola

Joyce DiDonato Sings “Non più mesta”

Joyce DiDonato sings Angelina’s joyful aria “Non più mesta” in Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola. The song from Act II’s finale celebrates Angelina’s marriage and life ahead with her prince, Don Ramiro.

Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Full Episode

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) The music of Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot – with reminiscences by […]

GP at the Met: La Cenerentola

About the Opera

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini’s Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola’s stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014

Lang Lang Performs Strauss’ Burleske

Led for the first time by guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic performs Richard Stauss’ Burleske for Piano and Orchestra with piano virtuoso Lang Lang. Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 airs on Great Performances, Friday, August 22 at 9 pm on PBS.

GP at the Met: Così fan tutte

Photo Gallery: The Women of Così fan tutte

The women are not a united front in Mozart’s comic opera, Così fan tutte. Sisters succumb to the deceit of their fiancés at different times, and the maid they employ is out to fool them both.

Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

A Yidishe Mame (A Jewish Mother)

Songwriter and pianist Neil Sedaka introduces the song “A Yidishe Mame” (A Jewish Mother), a popular Yiddish classic with Vaudeville roots. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform it, backed by The Klezmer Conservatory Band and The Rejoice Chamber Orchestra. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform the popular Yiddish classic with Vaudeville roots “A […]