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About the Opera

Verdi’s Il Trovatore, starring four of the world’s most celebrated interpreters of the leading roles and conducted by Marco Armiliato, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the production on Thursday, August 25 at 8 […]

GP at the Met: Capriccio

About the Opera

Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles, the elegant Countess in Richard Strauss’s Capriccio, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 14 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Fleming had sung the demanding final scene of the opera in a gala opening the Met’s 2008-09 season, but this past season’s […]

Rigoletto from Mantua

Full Episode

Directed by Marco Bellocchio, Rigoletto from Mantua stars Placido Domingo in the baritone title role of Rigoletto; Julia Novikova as his innocent daughter Gilda; Vittorio Grigolo as the womanizing Duke; and Ruggero Raimondi as the assassin Sparafucile. The film is recorded in in the Renaissance splendor of Mantua, Italy, in the actual places and hours […]

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 […]

A Duet from Act 1

Joseph Calleja as Edgardo and Natalie Dessay as Lucia in a scene from Act 1 of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor sing a duet in the Metropolitan Opera’s production.

“Spargi d’amaro pianto”

Natalie Dessay sings “Spargi d’amaro pianto” from Act 3 of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

GP at the Met: Nixon in China

“Flesh Rebels” Chorus and Ballet

The “Flesh Rebels” chorus and the ballet “The Red Detachment of Women,” choreographed by Mark Morris, appears in Act 2 of John Adams’s Nixon in China. Watch an excerpt of the Metropolitan Opera premiere directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by the composer.

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert

Jackie Evancho sings “Angel”

Watch Jackie Evancho perform Sarah McLachlan’s song “Angel” for the GREAT PERFORMANCES Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert. The concert is telecast throughout June, 2011 on PBS stations (check local listings).

Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium

“Captain Jack”

Shortly before the demolition of New York City’s Shea Stadium in July 2008, superstar Billy Joel electrified audiences with two memorable concerts at the historic arena. Watch him perform the 1973 classic “Captain Jack” in that concert.

Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium

“Piano Man”

Chosen as the last rock act to play the venue, Billy Joel staged his “Last Play at Shea” concerts on July 16 and July 18, 2008, rocking a combined audience of 110,000 fans with one of the most emotionally charged shows ever played at the historic stadium. Watch him perform his classic anthem “Piano Man” […]