GP at The Met

Preview of Orfeo ed Euridice

Stephanie Blythe commands the Met stage as the grieving husband Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice Saturday, May 16 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 of America’s most prolific and […]

Cast List and Credits

Directed by BRIAN LARGE Conductor MARCO ARMILIATO Production NICOLAS JOËL Staged by STEPHEN BARLOW Set Designer EZIO FRIGERIO Costume Designer FRANCA SQUARCIAPINO Lighting Designer DUANE SCHULER Host RENÉE FLEMING CAST IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE Yvette MONICA YUNUS Bianca ALYSON CAMBRIDGE Prunier MARIUS BRENCIU Madga ANGELA GHEORGHIU Lisette LISETTE OROPESA Suzy ELIZABETH DeSHONG Rambaldo SAMUEL […]

Preview of La Rondine

Opera’s golden couple, Angela Gheorghiu and husband Roberto Alagna, offer viewers a rare chance to experience Giacomo Puccini’s attempt to meld Italianate opera with the bittersweet Viennese operetta formula Saturday, April 25 at noon (ET) on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Last seen at the Met in 1936, La […]

Lucia di Lammermoor preview

Donizetti’s beloved Lucia di Lammermoor stars the Met’s brightest star, Anna Netrebko, Wednesday, April 15 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Soprano Netrebko, returning to the Met stage for the first time since giving birth to son Tiago in September, dazzles in the demanding title […]

Thais

Renée Fleming is Egyptian courtesan Thaïs in Jules Massenet’s perfumed tale of lust and salvation Saturday, March 28 at noon on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Joining the soprano is brilliant baritone Thomas Hampson as the tortured monk Athanaël, who falls from grace in his attempt to lead the […]

The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renee Fleming

There are galas and then there’s The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renée Fleming, premiering this March on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD, premiering March 14th at 8pm. (in New York, the premier will be for SundayArts March 15th at noon. See more on the SundayArts Web site.) Recorded last September […]

GP at the Met: La Fille du Règiment

Introduction

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

Introduction

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

Production Credits

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GP at The Met: La Bohème

Introduction

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 […]