On Friday, August 10th at the 27th Annual Imagen Awards in the International Ball Room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, GREAT PERFORMANCES: Il Postino from LA Opera received the Imagen Award for Best Variety or Reality show. Based on the Oscar award-winning movie of the same name, the World Premiere performance of Il Postino was […]
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 […]
THIRTEEN’s Great Performances presents the world premiere performance of Daniel Catan’s opera Il Postino from LA Opera starring Placido Domingo on Friday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Italian film that became a surprise hit with audiences around the world, and […]
This comprehensive performance documentary, the first profile of the tenor in a decade, features the celebrated tenor – and general director of both the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera – as he looks back and reflects with heartfelt candor on his choicest roles from opera houses around the world – Simon Boccanegra […]
The great Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo looks back on his illustrious career – one which has been bountifully preserved on film and video – in Plácido Domingo: My Favorite Roles, a presentation of THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, airing Friday, September 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This comprehensive performance documentary, the first profile […]
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 […]
In this clip from Rigoletto from Mantua, a filmic adaptation of the opera starring Placido Domingo, tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the womanizing Duke of Mantua sings the well known classic canzone, “La Donna e Mobile,” known as showcase for operatic tenors. Rigoletto from Mantua airs July 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET on PBS (check local […]
Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – recorded in high definition in the Renaissance splendor of Mantua, Italy, in the actual places and hours of the day specified in the libretto– was broadcast live around the world, or as close as time zones would allow, on September 4 and 5, 2010. Now, that critically acclaimed broadcast – hailed […]
In this clip, watch Susan Graham as Iphigenie perform “Je t’implore et je tremble” alongside Placido Domingo as Oreste in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride at the Metropolitan Opera. Iphegenie en Tauride airs May 29th at 12 pm. (check local listings).
Gluck’s rarely performed masterpiece, Iphigenie en Tauride, starring Susan Graham, Placido Domingo and Paul Groves, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 29 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Patrick Summers conducts the revival of the Metropolitan Opera’s much-lauded production by Stephen Wadsworth.