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Great Performances at the Met Previous Broadcasts

Aida (Episode #402)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Set in ancient Egypt, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida is both a heartbreaking love story and an epic drama full of spectacular crowd scenes. A cast of powerful voices and a grand production bring the story to life on the Met stage. Violeta Urmana stars in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess, with Dolora Zajick as her rival. Johan Botha plays Radames, commander of the Egyptian army. Among the score's highlights is the celebrated Triumphal March. Daniele Gatti conducts the production by Sonja Frisell. Recorded on October 24, 2009.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

L'Elisir d'Amore (Episode #701H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
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