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Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

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Opera stars Dawn Upshaw and Thomas Hampson, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Broadway’s Christine Ebersole join Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Thirteen/WNET New York’s GREAT PERFORMANCES on PBS (check local listings). Airing in […]

Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

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GREAT PERFORMANCES marks the first anniversary of the passing of one of opera’s most cherished voices with Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias, Wednesday, September 10 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Presented by Thirteen/WNET New York and combining archival and rarely seen performance footage with fresh reminiscences by friends and colleagues, […]

GP at the Met: La Fille du Règiment

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Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Librettists: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean François Bayard Production: Laurent Pelly Conductor: Marco Armiliato Performers: Natalie Dessay (Marie), Felicity Palmer (Marquise of Berkenfield), Juan Diego Flórez (Tonio), Alessandro Corbelli (Sulpice), Marian Seldes (Duchess of Krakenthorp) Synopsis: Hailed by the Times of London as an “exceedingly yummy operatic […]

GP at the Met: Il Trittico

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Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettist: Giuseppe Adami, adapted from the play “La Houppelande” by Didier Gold Production: Jack O’Brien Conductor: James Levine Performers: “Il Tabarro”: Maria Guleghina (Giorgetta), Salvatore Licitra (Luigi), Juan Pons (Michele), Stephanie Blythe (Frugola), David Cangelosi (Tinca), Paul Plishka (Talpa), John Nuzzo (Song Seller), and Anne-Carolyn Bird and Tony Stevenson […]

GP at the Met: Il Trittico

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Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Gabriel Torres Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. […]

GP at The Met: La Bohème

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Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Production: Franco Zeffirelli Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Performers: Angela Gheorghiu (Mimì), Ramón Vargas (Rodolfo), Ainhoa Arteta (Musetta), Ludovic Tézier (Marcello), Quinn Kelsey (Schaunard), Oren Gradus (Colline), Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro) Synopsis: Franco Zeffirelli’s timeless interpretation of the Puccini favorite has been delighting audiences at the […]

GP at The Met: La Bohème

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Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Ying Zhou-Hudson, Emily Nonouchi Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New […]

GP at the Met: The Barber of Seville

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Gabriel Torres Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. […]

GP at the Met: The Barber of Seville

Interview: Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Since 1996, when he made a last-minute debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy, when he was all of 23, Juan Diego Flórez has moved quickly into the front ranks of today’s opera stars. Now 34, the Peruvian-born tenor enjoys a career firmly planted in the bel canto repertoire of […]

GP at the Met: The Barber of Seville

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Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Gioacchino Rossini Librettist: Cesare Sterbini, based on the play by Pierre Beaumarchais Production: Bartlett Sher Conductor: Maurizio Benini Performers: Joyce DiDonato (Rosina), Juan Diego Flórez (Count Almaviva), Peter Mattei (Figaro), John Del Carlo (Dr. Bartolo), John Relyea (Don Basilio), Claudia Waite (Berta), Mark Schowalter (Sergeant), Brian Davis (Fiorello), Rob Besserer (Ambrogio) […]