A scene from Riccardo Zandonai’s opera about the star-crossed lovers whose doomed romance was immortalized in an episode in Dante’s Inferno, followed by an interview with soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek who sings the title role. Francesca da Rimini airs Sunday, August 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Riccardo Zandonai’s masterpiece Francesca da Rimini, staged by the Met for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 18 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) Piero Faggioni‘s production, which sets the action in Renaissance […]
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).
The Metropolitan Opera premiere of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring soprano Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated first North American performances of the tour-de-force title role, will be the 2012 season opener of THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). The opera, a compelling dramatization […]
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 […]
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