Joyce DiDonato

GP at the Met: Maria Stuarda

“Deh! Tu di un’umile preghiera”

Joyce DiDonato performs Mary’s prayer from Act II of Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” which airs Sunday, July 14 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Maria Stuarda

About the Opera

Joyce DiDonato stars as Mary, Queen of Scots, in the first-ever Met production of Donizetti’s intensely dramatic historical opera Maria Stuarda, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 14 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). South African soprano Elza van den Heever makes her Met debut as Mary’s rival, the formidable Queen Elizabeth I, and Matthew […]

GP at the Met: Ernani

About the Opera

Angela Meade, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Furlanetto star in Verdi’s Ernani airing on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 17 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

About the Opera

The Enchanted Island, a world premiere work that combines Baroque music with a new, English-language libretto featuring characters from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a starry cast including Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Plácido Domingo, and Luca Pisaroni, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Friday, May […]

About the Opera

A trio of bel canto stars—Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, and Joyce DiDonato—headline the Met’s first-ever production of Le Comte Ory, Rossini’s final comic masterpiece. Bartlett Sher’s hit production will air on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 24 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere […]

GP at the Met: The Barber of Seville

Production Credits

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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 […]