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 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.

Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker
The 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco

The San Francisco Ballet is a cultural institution today, but the city has an illustrious artistic heritage. Among San Francisco's great achievements is the 1915 World's Fair, which brought 18 million visitors to the city by the bay. Watch a short documentary about the momentous event.

 Selected Bernstein Numbers
Selected Bernstein Numbers

Featuring music selections ranging from the 1944 ballet Fancy Free through West Side Story (1957) to the composer's final opera A Quiet Place (1983), this excerpt of the concert offers a virtual sound portrait of Leonard Bernstein's life. This Great Performances episode featuring the San Francisco Symphony and its conductor ...

Valery Gergiev photo: Matt Stuart Burns

Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Scene from the Program

For a man conducting a performance nearly every day of the year, Valery Gergiev remains the calm center of the frenzied world of musicians, singers, administrators, politicians, and managers swirling around him. Learn more about the Maestro in this scene from the program.