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 Act I Scene 1
Act I Scene 1

Act I. Scene 1.

Bastard. Thou Nature art my Goddess, to thy law
My services are bound, why am I then
Deprived of a son's right because I came not
In the dull road that custom has prescribed?
Why bastard, wherefore base, when I can boast
A mind as gen'rous and a shape as true
As ...

 Credits for Orfeo ed Euridice
Credits for Orfeo ed Euridice

Directed by
BARBARA WILLIS SWEETE

Conductor
JAMES LEVINE

Production
MARK MORRIS

Set Designer
ALLEN MOYER

Costume Designer
ISAAC MIZRAHI

Lighting Designer
JAMES F. INGALLS

Choreographer
MARK MORRIS

Host
JOYCE DiDONATO

Cast in order of appearance

Orfeo
STEPHANIE BLYTHE

Amor
HEIDI GRANT MURPHY

Euridice
DANIELLE DE NIESE

Harpsichord
JOSHUA GREENE

Chorus Master
DONALD PALUMBO

Musical Preparation
DENNIS GIAUQUE
BRADLEY MOORE
JOSHUA GREENE
KAZEM ABDULLAH
LEONARDO VORDONI

Assistant Stage Directors
ERIC EINHORN
DAVID KNEUSS
GINA LAPINSKI

Stage Band Conductor
GREGORY BUCHALTER

Dramaturg
PAUL CREMO

Met Titles
FRANCIS RIZZO

Assistants to Mark Morris
MATTHEW ROSE
JOE BOWIE

Associate Costume ...

GP at the Met
Preview of Orfeo ed Euridice

Stephanie Blythe commands the Met stage as the grieving husband Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice Saturday, May 16 at Noon (ET) on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings).

Great Performances at the Met is a presentation of THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG – one of ...

 Cast List and Credits
Cast List and Credits

Directed by
BRIAN LARGE

Conductor
MARCO ARMILIATO

Production
NICOLAS JOËL

Staged by
STEPHEN BARLOW

Set Designer
EZIO FRIGERIO

Costume Designer
FRANCA SQUARCIAPINO

Lighting Designer
DUANE SCHULER

Host
RENÉE FLEMING

CAST IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE

Yvette
MONICA YUNUS

Bianca
ALYSON CAMBRIDGE

Prunier
MARIUS BRENCIU

Madga
ANGELA GHEORGHIU

Lisette
LISETTE OROPESA

Suzy
ELIZABETH DeSHONG

Rambaldo
SAMUEL RAMEY

Gobin
TONY STEVENSON

Périchaud
DAVID WON

Crébillon
DAVID CRAWFORD

Ruggero
ROBERTO ALAGNA

Adolf
MARTY ...

GP at the Met
Preview of La Rondine

Opera’s golden couple, Angela Gheorghiu and husband Roberto Alagna, offer viewers a rare chance to experience Giacomo Puccini’s attempt to meld Italianate opera with the bittersweet Viennese operetta formula Saturday, April 25 at noon (ET) on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Last seen at ...

 Lucia di Lammermoor preview
Lucia di Lammermoor preview

Donizetti’s beloved Lucia di Lammermoor stars the Met’s brightest star, Anna Netrebko, Wednesday, April 15 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings).

Soprano Netrebko, returning to the Met stage for the first time since giving birth to son Tiago in September, dazzles ...

 Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson
(1963 - 2009)
GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of Natasha Richardson, whose theatrical brilliance captivated public television audiences in 1993 with GP's telecast of Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly, Last Summer." A great talent and enduring friend of the theater, she also joined her husband Liam Neeson to co-host the ...

GP at the Met ~ Thais
Thais

Renée Fleming is Egyptian courtesan Thaïs in Jules Massenet’s perfumed tale of lust and salvation Saturday, March 28 at noon on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Joining the soprano is brilliant baritone Thomas Hampson as the tortured monk Athanaël, who falls from grace in ...

 The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renee Fleming
The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renee Fleming

There are galas and then there’s The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renée Fleming, premiering this March on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD, premiering March 14th at 8pm. (in New York, the premier will be for SundayArts March 15th at noon. See more on the SundayArts ...

Cyrano

Cyrano de Bergerac

Act III, Scene VI

In this famous scene, Cyrano, hiding beneath Roxane's balcony, whispers the right words to a bumbling Christian.