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