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
Parsifal (Episode #710H)
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in Francois Girard's new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and Rene Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.
Maria Stuarda (Episode #709H)
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Les Troyens (Episode #708H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz's vast epic, last performed at the house in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 1:00 AM