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GP at the Met: Manon Lescaut

“Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia” (Opolais, Alagna)

Kristine Opolais (Manon) and Roberto Alagna (des Grieux) perform an excerpt from the Act II duet from Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” at the final dress rehearsal. Production: Richard Eyre. Conductor: Fabio Luisi. 2015–16 season.

GP at the Met: Manon Lescaut

“Ahi! mia beltà funesta” (Opolais)

Kristine Opolais sings an excerpt from Manon’s aria from Act IV of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” at the final dress rehearsal. Production: Richard Eyre. Conductor: Fabio Luisi. 2015–16 season.

GP at the Met: Turandot

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Image gallery of the Met Opera Turandot

GP at the Met: Turandot

Turandot in Historical Context

Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924). Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on the play “Turandot” by the 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody. The librettists for Turandot were the playwright and journalist Giuseppe Adami, who had previously worked with Puccini on Il Tabarro and La Rondine, and Renato Simoni, who had written librettos for other composers as well.

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Joan Baez and Jackson Browne Sing ‘Before The Deluge’

Joan Baez and Jackson Browne sing “Before The Deluge,” a song written by Jackson Browne, during the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York on January 27, 2016.

GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

Leila’s Act I Aria

Diana Damrau sings an excerpt from “O Dieu Brahma,” Leila’s Act 1 aria in Penny Woolcock’s new production of Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles.”  Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and Nicolas Testé co-star with Gianandrea Noseda conducting. The Pearl Fishers aired on Great Performances at the Met for the first time Sunday, May 22 at 12 p.m. on […]

GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

Men’s Duet, Act I

Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien sing “Au fond du temple saint” in Penny Woolcock’s new production of Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (The Pearl Fishers). Diana Damrau stars as Leïla with Nicolas Testé as Nourabad, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts. The Pearl Fishers will air on Thirteen Great Performances at the Met for the first time […]

GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

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Watch a preview of GP at the Met: Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers).

GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

The Pearl Fishers in Historical Context

French composer Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) was 25 years old when his opera, Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), first premiered at the Theatre-Lyrique in Paris. Even though Bizet was a talented young musician who had received the prestigious Prix de Rome as a student, he still had to work tirelessly in order […]