Great Performances at the Met
In a historic first for any major performing arts institution in this country or abroad, the Metropolitan Opera this season will transmit 7 of its Saturday matinee performances live in high definition into movie theaters in the United States, Canada and Europe. These productions will later be broadcast on PBS.
Great Performances at the Met Previous Broadcasts
La Boheme (Episode #807H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 31, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
Puccini's moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history -- and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimi, in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.
ILTrovatore (Episode #1001H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
Verdi's classic opera stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as Leonora. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Stefan Kocan as Ferrando and Dolora Zajick as the gypsy Azucena.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 25, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Aida (Episode #707H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 17, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is captured and brought into slavery in Egypt. A military commander, Radames, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, Radames is loved by the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris, although he does not return her feelings.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 18, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
L'Elisir d'Amore (Episode #701H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 -- 8:00 PM