GP at The Met

Preview the Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, premieres on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances at the Met series. Joseph Calleja sings the title role, joined by Anna Netrebko as both Antonia and Stella, Kathleen Kim as Olympia, Ekaterina Gubanova […]

Preview the Opera

Franco Zeffirelli’s glittering production of Puccini’s Turandot, with Maria Guleghina in the title role and Marcello Giordani as Calàf,  makes its debut on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances at the Met. Marina Poplavskaya sings Liù, Samuel Ramey is Timur, and conductor Andris Nelsons makes his Great Performances at the Met debut. With its grand, dazzling sets, the […]

Preview This Behind-the-scenes Documentary

Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the difficult professions in the performing arts in The Audition. The feature-length documentary takes you behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, where each year thousands of hopefuls compete for a […]

Preview of the Opera

A new production of Puccini’s Tosca starring Karita Mattila opens THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met’s fourth season on PBS. Mattila sings the title role of Tosca for the first time outside her native Finland, opposite Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is Scarpia and Paul Plishka is the Sacristan. Joseph Colaneri conducts, and acclaimed […]

La Cenerentola Production Credits

Directed by GARY HALVORSON Conductor MAURIZIO BENINI Production CESARE LIEVI Set and Costume Designer MAURIZIO BALÒ Lighting Designer GIGI SACCOMANDI Choreographer DANIELA SCHIAVONE Stage Director SHARON THOMAS Host THOMAS HAMPSON Cast in order of vocal appearance Clorinda RACHELLE DURKIN Tisbe PATRICIA RISLEY Angelina, known as Cenerentola ELĪNA GARANČA Alidoro JOHN RELYEA Don Magnifico ALESSANDRO CORBELLI […]

Production Credits

Directed by BARBARA WILLIS SWEETE Conductor EVELINO PIDÒ Production MARY ZIMMERMAN Set Designer DANIEL OSTLING Costume Designer MARA BLUMENFELD Lighting Designer T.J. GERCKENS Choreographer DANIEL PELZIG Host DEBORAH VOIGT Cast in order of vocal appearance Lisa JENNIFER BLACK Alessio JEREMY GALYON Amina NATALIE DESSAY Teresa JANE BUNNELL Notary BERNARD FITCH Elvino JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ Count […]

Preview of La Sonnambula

Natalie Dessay’s moon-kissed fingernails are all aglow as she “walks the walk” of Vincenzo Bellini’s quintessential character Amina, perhaps the most renowned woman sleepwalker in opera history, in Zimmerman’s production of the 1831 classic La Sonnambula, Latin for “The Somnambulist.” The production will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Saturday, July 11 at […]

Cast and Credits

In memory of Anthony Minghella Directed by GARY HALVORSON Conductor PATRICK SUMMERS Production ANTHONY MINGHELLA Director and Choreographer CAROLYN CHOA Set Designer MICHAEL LEVINE Costume Designer HAN FENG Lighting Designer PETER MUMFORD Puppetry BLIND SUMMIT THEATRE MARK DOWN NICK BARNES Host RENÉE FLEMING Cast in order of vocal appearance Lt. B.F. Pinkerton MARCELLO GIORDANI Goro […]

Preview of Madama Butterfly

Anthony Minghella’s sumptuous production of Madama Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of love and betrayal, offers viewers a rare visual treat Saturday, June 20 at Noon (ET) on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Great Performances at the Met is a presentation of THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG – one […]

Credits for Orfeo ed Euridice

Directed by BARBARA WILLIS SWEETE Conductor JAMES LEVINE Production MARK MORRIS Set Designer ALLEN MOYER Costume Designer ISAAC MIZRAHI Lighting Designer JAMES F. INGALLS Choreographer MARK MORRIS Host JOYCE DiDONATO Cast in order of appearance Orfeo STEPHANIE BLYTHE Amor HEIDI GRANT MURPHY Euridice DANIELLE DE NIESE Harpsichord JOSHUA GREENE Chorus Master DONALD PALUMBO Musical Preparation […]