Metropolitan Opera

About the Opera

Baritone Simon Keenlyside, whose performance as Hamlet received rave reviews when this production by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser was introduced at the Metropolitan Opera, commands the stage in the opera’s premiere on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met, in primetime on Thursday, July 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN and on Sunday, July 18 […]

About the Opera

For the first time at the Metropolitan Opera, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo sings a baritone role, the title character in Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, airing on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances at The Met in primetime on Thursday, June 17 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN and on Sunday, June 20 at 12 noon. on PBS (check local […]

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 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 […]

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 […]