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: Der Rosenkavalier

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča as Octavian, the impulsive young title character, on Great Performances at the Met.

Premiered September 3, 2017
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GP at the Met: La Traviata

Verdi’s La Traviata with the acclaimed Sonya Yoncheva comes to Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 25 at 9PM on PBS. Sonya Yoncheva reprises her widely praised interpretation of the heroine Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata. Michael Fabiano is her lover, Alfredo, Thomas Hampson, in one of his most acclaimed Met roles, returns as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Premiered August 25, 2017
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GP at the Met: Idomeneo

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts an extraordinary ensemble in Idomeneo, Mozart’s early masterpiece of love and vengeance following the Trojan War on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 16 at 12PM on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30PM).

Premiered July 16, 2017
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Andrea Bocelli – Landmarks Live in Concert

Andrea Bocelli – Landmarks Live in Concert – A Great Performances Special continues the new Landmarks arts strand on Friday, June 30 at 10 p.m. on PBS (Check local listings.) Landmarks Live in Concert special features an artist or band performing at a legendary destination of personal significance. The series is hosted by, Chad Smith, […]

Premiered June 30, 2017 | Video expires June 29, 2020

GP at the Met: Rusalka

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Antonin Dvořák’s Rusalka, in a critically acclaimed new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Mark Elder, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN […]

Premiered June 18, 2017
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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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