Opera

Verdi’s Il Trovatore kicks off Great Performances at the Met, Season 10, followed in February by another Verdi opera, Otello.

GP at the Met: Nabucco

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met as the title king in Nabucco, under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine on Great Performances at the Met. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Russell Thomas is Ismaele, nephew […]

Premiered May 7, 2017
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GP at the Met: Romeo et Juliette

Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo “sizzle” as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette on Great Performances at the Met. Damrau and Vittorio were hailed by The New York Times for singing “with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism” as the tragic lovers in Shakespeare’s classic story.

Premiered April 13, 2017
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GP at the Met: L’Amour de Loin

Kaija Saariaho’s Acclaimed Contemporary Opera L’Amour de Loin Comes to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS. Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), one of the most highly praised operas of recent years, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. on […]

Premiered April 2, 2017
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GP at the Met: Don Giovanni

Baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Don Giovanni, bringing his acclaimed interpretation of the role to Great Performances at the Met for the first time.   Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.

Premiered February 19, 2017
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GP at the Met: Tristan und Isolde

Sir Simon Rattle Conducts Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of Great Performances at the Met Sunday, January 29 at 12 p.m. on PBS (Check local listings) Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton Star in New Staging by Mariusz Treliński

Premiered January 29, 2017
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Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera — recorded at the Lyric Opera of Chicago last January — airs on Great Performances on Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. (Check local listings).  Based on Ann Patchett ‘s bestselling 2001 novel (inspired by the Peruvian hostage crisis of 1996-97), the new opera was composed by […]

Premiered January 13, 2017 | Video expires January 13, 2020

GP at the Met: Madama Butterfly

Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role to the series for the first time. Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly’s dreams of love. Debuting conductor Karel Mark Chichon leads a cast that includes Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless.

Premiered August 19, 2016
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GP at the Met: Roberto Devereux

The last opera in Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, stars Sondra Radvanovsky as Elizabeth I and features Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca and Mariusz Kwiecien. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Premiered August 28, 2016
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GP at the Met: Manon Lescaut

Hear Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna as the ill-fated lovers in Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl. Sir Richard Eyre’s new production, conducted by Fabio Luisi, is set in the 1940s.

Premiered August 13, 2016
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GP at the Met: Turandot

Hear Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sing the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig as the angelic slave girl Liù and Marco Berti as Calàf. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular 1987 production.

Premiered June 12, 2016
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