Opera

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

Domingo, Netrebko & Villazón: Three Stars in Vienna

Domingo, Netrebko & Villazón: Three Stars in Vienna

The broadcast is led by noted French conductor Bertrand de Billy, directing the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Tenors Plácido Domingo and Rolando Villazón join soprano Anna Netrebko in the evening of highlights from such favorite works as The Merry Widow, Land of Smiles and El Gato Montes.

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GP at the Met: La Fille du Règiment

GP at the Met: La Fille du Règiment

One of Donizetti’s most cherished — and perhaps one of the most vocally challenging — operas stars Natalie Dessay (Marie), Felicity Palmer (Marquise of Berkenfield), Juan Diego Flórez (Tonio), Alessandro Corbelli (Sulpice), Marian Seldes (Duchess of Krakenthorp). Directed by Laurent Pelly, conducted by Marco Armiliato.

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GP at The Met: La Bohème

GP at The Met: La Bohème

Exciting young conductor Nicola Luisotti presides over a glorious vocal ensemble led by Angela Gheorghiu, who sings Mimì at the Met for the first time in twelve years, opposite tenor Ramón Vargas as her lover, Rodolfo, in Puccini’s La Bohème.

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GP at the Met: The Barber of Seville

GP at the Met: The Barber of Seville

Bartlett Sher directs the Rossini opera production featuring Joyce DiDonato (Rosina), Juan Diego Flórez (Count Almaviva), Peter Mattei (Figaro), John Del Carlo (Dr. Bartolo), John Relyea (Don Basilio), Claudia Waite (Berta), Mark Schowalter (Sergeant), Brian Davis (Fiorello) and Rob Besserer (Ambrogio).

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Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Russian dynamo Valery Gergiev — world-famous conductor and tireless promoter of his nation’s rich musical heritage — sits for his GREAT PERFORMANCES portrait. For a man conducting a performance nearly every day of the year, Gergiev remains the calm center of the frenzied world of musicians, singers, administrators, politicians, and managers swirling around him.

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GP at The Met: Eugene Onegin

GP at The Met: Eugene Onegin

Robert Carsen and Valery Gergiev bring Tchaikovsky’s opera based on Alexander Pushkin’s poem to the stage. Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars in his signature role of Onegin, opposite Renée Fleming and Ramón Vargas.

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GP at the Met: Peter Grimes

GP at the Met: Peter Grimes

Acclaimed tenor Anthony Dean Griffey tackles the title role in Benjamin Britten’s haunting Peter Grimes. Acclaimed tenor Anthony Dean Griffey tackles the title role in Benjamin Britten’s haunting Peter Grimes. Under investigation for unthinkable transgressions, Grimes proclaims his innocence in the face of the unrelenting accusations of his fellow townspeople.

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