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: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Robert Lepage’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle with an all-star cast aired on Great Performances at the Met September 11-14, 2012, including the operas Das Rheingold, Die Walkűre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung.

Premiered September 10, 2012
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GP at the Met: La Traviata

GP at the Met: La Traviata

Acclaimed French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her Met role debut as Violetta, the fallen woman who sacrifices her last chance for love, in Verdi’s La Traviata. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads Verdi’s romantic tragedy, one of the most beloved operas of all time, in Willy Decker’s highly theatrical production, a hit when it premiered at the Met in 2010.

Premiered August 26, 2012
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GP at the Met: Manon

GP at the Met: Manon

Star soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met performances of the title role in Manon, Massenet’s opera about a country girl with conflicting desires for love and luxury who is drawn into a life of glamorous — but hollow — Parisian sophistication.

Premiered August 5, 2012
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GP at the Met: Ernani

GP at the Met: Ernani

Verdi’s Ernani with Angela Meade, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto star in Pier Luigi Samaratini’s colorful production, conducted by Marco Armiliato.

Premiered June 17, 2012
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GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

The Enchanted Island, a world premiere work that combines Baroque music with a new, English-language libretto featuring characters from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a starry cast including Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Plácido Domingo, and Luca Pisaroni, premiered on Great Performances in May 2012.

Premiered May 18, 2012
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GP at the Met: Faust

GP at the Met: Faust

Three of the opera world’s leading stars—Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, and René Pape—sing the principal roles in a new production of Gounod’s Faust, directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff in his Met debut.

Premiered May 13, 2012
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GP at the Met: Rodelinda

GP at the Met: Rodelinda

Renée Fleming reprises one of her most popular interpretations: the title role in Handel’s Rodelinda, under the baton of Baroque specialist Harry Bicket in the revival of Stephen Wadsworth’s acclaimed production. Rodelinda also stars Andreas Scholl as the exiled king Bertarido and Stephanie Blythe as his sister Eduige.

Premiered April 21, 2012
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GP at the Met: Satyagraha

GP at the Met: Satyagraha

Philip Glass’s inspirational opera Satyagraha (Sanskrit for “truth force”), in the first revival of Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch’s innovative 2008 production, aired on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met in March 2012. The opera, which earned exceptional praise in its Met premiere, is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early life in South Africa, where he developed the revolutionary philosophy of non-violent resistance.

Premiered March 24, 2012
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GP at the Met: Anna Bolena

GP at the Met: Anna Bolena

The Metropolitan Opera premiere of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring soprano Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated first North American performances of the tour-de-force title role.

Premiered January 19, 2012
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