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GP at the Met: The Barber of Seville

Introduction

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) […]

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: Tristan und Isolde

Introduction

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Richard Wagner Librettist: Richard Wagner Production: Dieter Dorn Conductor: James Levine Performers: Deborah Voigt (Isolde), Robert Dean Smith (Tristan), Eike Wilm Schulte (Kurwenal), Matti Salminen (King Marke) Synopsis: Richard Wagner’s epic Tristan und Isolde is conducted by James Levine in this visually spare and dramatically gripping interpretation. Join GREAT PERFORMANCES at […]

GP at the Met: Tristan und Isolde

Production Credits

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 […]

Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Daniel Ross, Colin Fitzpatrick Graphic Art: Gabriel Torres Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2008 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive […]

Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Introduction

Russian dynamo Valery Gergiev — world-famous conductor and tireless promoter of his nation’s rich musical heritage — sits for his GREAT PERFORMANCES portrait, Wednesday, May 28 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Constantly in motion with a schedule that would daunt most celebrity conductors, he is definitively captured by Oscar-winner Allan Miller […]

GP at The Met: Eugene Onegin

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Ying Zhou-Hudson 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: Eugene Onegin

Introduction

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Librettists: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky, after Alexander Pushkin’s poem Production: Robert Carsen Conductor: Valery Gergiev Performers: Renée Fleming (Tatiana), Elena Zaremba (Olga), Ramón Vargas (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Svetlana Volkova (Mme. Larina), Larisa Shevchenko (Filippyevna), Sergei Aleksashkin (Prince Gremin), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Monsieur Triquet), Richard Bernstein (Zaretsky), […]

GP at the Met: Peter Grimes

Introduction

Nick Heavican/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Benjamin Britten Librettists: Montague Slater Production: John Doyle Conductor: Donald Runnicles Performers: Anthony Dean Griffey (Peter Grimes), Patricia Racette (Ellen Orford), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Balstrode) Synopsis: Acclaimed tenor Anthony Dean Griffey tackles the title role in Benjamin Britten’s haunting Peter Grimes. Under investigation for unthinkable transgressions, Grimes proclaims his innocence in the […]

GP at the Met: Peter Grimes

Production Credits

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 […]