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
Wagner's Ring Cycle - Gotterdammerung (Episode #614H)
KQED 9: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
Siegfried and Brunnhilde's love is torn apart by the curse of the ring. A trio of scheming humans separates the two heroes in a desperate attempt to steal the ring for themselves. Their villainous plan fails, but they succeed in murdering Siegfried. Heartbroken, Brunnhilde takes the ring and leaps into the hero's funeral pyre, causing a global cataclysm and the twilight of the gods. Conducted by Fabio Luisi. Starring Deborah Voigt (Brunnhilde), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Gutrune), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute), Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried), Iain Paterson (Gunther), Eric Owens (Alberich), Hans-Peter Konig (Hagen).
Wagner's Ring Cycle - Wagner's Dream (Episode #610H)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
A documentary by Susan Froemke. The stakes could not be higher as visionary director Robert Lepage, some of the world's greatest operatic artists, and the Metropolitan Opera tackle Wagner's Ring Cycle. An intimate look at the enormous theatrical and musical challenges of staging opera's most monumental work, the film chronicles the quest to fulfill Wagner's dream of the perfect Ring
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 3:00 AM