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: Tosca

GP at the Met: Tosca

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues with a primetime broadcast of a new production of Puccini’s classic Tosca, starring Sonya Yoncheva as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi and Željko Lučić as chief of police Scarpia.

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Great Performances: The Opera House

Great Performances: The Opera House

Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York City.

Premiered May 25, 2018
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GP at the Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

GP at the Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, April 29 at 12:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with Donizetti’s classic comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore. Pretty Yende portrays the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, with Davide Luciano as Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Dulcamara.

Premiered April 9, 2018
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GP at the Met: The Exterminating Angel

GP at the Met: The Exterminating Angel

Season 12 of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET continues on PBS on Sunday, March 25, at 12:00pm with the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. The Exterminating Angel was inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, and […]

Premiered March 25, 2018
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GP at the Met: Norma

GP at the Met: Norma

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met begins with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece about a woman scorned, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Norma stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the titlular druid high priestess, opposite Joyce DiDonato as Norma’s new rival and Joseph Calleja as her unfaithful lover – a casting dream for bel canto fans.

Premiered January 26, 2018
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GP at the Met: Der Rosenkavalier

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

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

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

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

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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