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 Life: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 -- 7:00 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.
Prince Igor (Episode #806H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jun 29, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is a psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Lucia Di Lammermoor (Episode #507H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
Natalie Dessay triumphed as the fragile heroine of Donizetti's masterpiece on Opening Night of the Met's 2007-08 season in Mary Zimmerman's hit production. Now she returns to the role of the innocent young woman driven to madness, opposite Joseph Calleja, who sings her lover Edgardo.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 -- 1:00 AM