Il Postino From LA Opera
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Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Italian film that became a surprise hit with audiences around the world, and also on the 1985 novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skármeta, Il Postino, an opera by Daniel Catán, tells the story of a shy young postman in a tiny Italian fishing village, who discovers the courage to pursue his dreams through his daily deliveries to his only customer, the esteemed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, played by Domingo.

Watch the full program here on the Great Performances Web site.

  • Ruth G. Farnham

    I loved the film; I loved the opera! My dream would come true if a DVD of Il Postino were available. Please let me know if and when this occurs.

  • Linden Rogers

    Yes, please let me know when the DVD-ray is published. What an amazing production. Thanks PBS.

  • Margit Rihl

    I live in Austria and I enjoyed watching it on my computer! I saw the production in Los Angeles and loved it. So emotional and beautifully done!
    It traveled to Vienna and Paris with a different cast for Mario Ruoppolo. It was Israel Lozano in Vienna and Charles Castronovo and Daniel Montenegro shared the part in Paris.

    I hope there will be a DVD which we can watch in Europe as well!

    Thank you for making this available online as well.

  • Theresa Scherf

    Ditto all. THANK YOU!!! Please let us know about DVD availability. Also, would you please try to broadcast the MET’s current opera Satyagraha with Richard Crofts et al and encourage DVD availability? (There was a live HD broadcast and filmed repeat in cinemas recently.) This was one of the most phenominal opera productions I’ve ever seen (despite its length–after all, they do Wagner)!

  • Sylvia Ernestina Vergar

    Thank you so much for presenting this very profound opera Il Postino by Daniel Catan on the PBS Great Performances. It is wonderful to see an opera about the power of poetry. The entire cast is wonderful.

    I saw the opera in LA and it was very moving to see how it was put together in such a beautiful way for televised edition. I really do hope that the DVD will come out soon. I feel that this is one of the most important operas of our times.

    Sincerely,
    Sylvia Ernestina Vergara

  • david ernst

    Dear Theresa,

    Please visit our Season Preview page here, which includes a rundown of our Great Performances at The Met – Season 6 which will include this years “Live in HD” production of Philip Glass’ Satyagraha.

    Thanks for your comment.

  • Theresa Scherf

    Thanks so much, David! I found it and will now do a research project to see if either my local PBS station (KET) or the national feed from Washington, which I subscribe to, will be carrying it. Hopefully the latter, if not the former.

  • Grant Ferguson

    Totally Cool!

  • Usevalad

    Dear PBS!
    I Can’t watch this performance because it’s not permited in my country (Portugal) due to right restrictions.
    How can I watch this performance?
    This video only exists on your site
    :(

  • Hannah Kuipers

    Hello,
    I am trying to access the video above, but cannot. A notification comes up on my screen saying “we are experiencing technical difficulties that are preventing us from playing the video…” I would very much love to see the opera above. I am located in Chile. Perhaps you wouldn’t mind reposting, or putting the video as an embedded file-sent via email. Many thanks-H

  • Jair

    Hello.. I can’t see the video.. can you do something please?

  • david ernst

    Dear Jair,

    The video is up and running. Please close out and try another browser. If you continue to experience issues, please clarify what, if any, error messages you are receiving.

    Thank you.

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