The Metropolitan Opera

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: Rigoletto

Interview with Dramaturg Paul Cremo

Paul Cremo of the Metropolitan Opera tells us what it’s like to be a dramaturg and the specific challenges and rewards of modernizing the titles for Michael Mayer’s new production of Rigoletto,  set in 1960s Las Vegas, which some audience members are calling the “Rat Pack Rigoletto.” What is a dramaturg? Most US opera houses […]

GP at the Met: Les Troyens

“Mon souvenir vivra”

Susan Graham performs as Dido in the final scene of Act V of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.” Great Performances at the Met’s Les Troyens airs Sunday, June 30 at 12 p.m on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Les Troyens

Malheureux Roi!

Deborah Voigt performs Cassandra’s Act I aria from Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.” Great Performances at the Met: Les Troyens airs Sunday, June 30 at 12 p.m on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Aida

“I sacri nomi di padre, d’amante”

Liudmyla Monastyrska as Aida performs “I sacri nomi di padre, d’amante” in Verdi’s Aida. Great Performances at the Met: Aida airs Sunday, June 9 at 12 p.m on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Aida

“Gloria all’ Egitto”

The company performs “Gloria all’ Egitto” from Verdi’s Aida. Great Performances at the Met: Aida airs Sunday, June 9 at 12 p.m on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Aida

About the Opera

One of the most popular and beloved operas of all time, Aida, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of Ancient Egypt, comes to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 9 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will broadcast the opera on Friday, June 21 at 9 […]

GP at the Met: Rigoletto

Act 1 Duet

The Act 1 Duet at the final dress rehearsal of “Rigoletto” with Diana Damrau as Gilda and Zeljko Lucic as Rigoletto. “Rigoletto” airs on Great Performances at the Met Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m.

GP at the Met: Un Ballo in Maschera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in “Un Ballo In Maschera”

Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs as Count Anckarström in “Un Ballo In Maschera” which airs Sunday, May 5 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).