Opera

Watch excerpts from Great Performances at the Met, such as Anna Netrebko’s turn as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and full programs such as San Francisco Opera’s award-winning “Moby-Dick,” composed by Jake Heggie, or the documentary Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles.

GP at the Met: Carmen (2015)

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre’s production of Bizet’s Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world’s leading opera houses. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings the obsessed soldier Don José, soprano Anita Hartig is Micaëla, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the toreador Escamillo, led by Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Christopher Wheeldon created the choreography.

Premiered February 22, 2015
Full episode not available at this time

GP at the Met: Macbeth

The starry cast includes Serbian baritone Željko Lučić in the title role; Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth; German bass René Pape as Banquo, one of the victims of Macbeth’s bloody rise to the throne; and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja as Macbeth’s heroic rival Macduff.

Premiered February 1, 2015
Full episode not available at this time

GP at the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro

The season nine premiere of Great Performances at the Met is Mozart’s elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre. Ildar Abdrazakov sings the title role, Marlis Petersen plays Figaro’s quick-witted bride-to-be, Susanna, and Peter Mattei is Count Almaviva.

Premiered January 16, 2015
Full episode not available at this time

Encores! Great Performances at the Met

Hosted by Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and more. Featuring 19 arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of Great Performances at the Met broadcasts.

Premiered November 29, 2014
Full episode not available at this time

GP at the Met: La Cenerentola

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini’s Cinderella story, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. DiDonato has sung Angelina at major opera houses all over the world, and Flórez is one of the world’s foremost Rossini tenors, currently counting 17 of the composer’s tenor roles in his repertory.

Premiered September 7, 2014
Full episode not available at this time

GP at the Met: Così fan tutte

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity.

Premiered August 24, 2014
Full episode not available at this time

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass with soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass).

Premiered August 1, 2014 | Video expires July 31, 2017

GP at the Met: Werther

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met’s new production of Jules Massenet’s Werther. French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch, in her Met debut is Charlotte, the object of Werther’s unrequited love. The cast includes Lisette Oropesa as Sophie, Serbian bass-baritone David Bižić in his Met debut as Albert, and Jonathan Summers as Le Bailli.

Premiered July 20, 2014
Full episode not available at this time

GP at the Met: La Bohème (2014)

Starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the seamstress Mimì. Opolais made history when she agreed to make her company role debut as Mimì with just a few hours notice, having sung the title role in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for the first time at the Met the night before. She became the first singer in Met history to debut two major roles in a 24-hour period.

Premiered June 27, 2014
Full episode not available at this time

GP at the Met: Prince Igor

Borodin’s historic Russian epic Prince Igor, performed by the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years, comes to Great Performances at the Met on June 22, 2014. The acclaimed new production by director Dmitri Tcherniakov, in his Met debut, stars Ildar Abdrazakov as the heroic title character, a 12th-century ruler who defended Russia against invading Polovtsian forces.

Premiered June 22, 2014
Full episode not available at this time