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Great Performances at the Met Previous Broadcasts

Roberto Devereux (Episode #1009H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

The last opera in Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, stars Sondra Radvanovsky as Elizabeth I and features Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca and Mariusz Kwiecien. Maurizio Benini conducts.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Nabucco (Episode #1105H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Placido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco's willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria.

Madama Butterfly (Episode #1007H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed 2006 production. Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly's dreams of love. Debuting conductor Karel Mark Chichon leads a cast that also includes Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Werther (Episode #808H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Jules Massenet's tragic romance "Werther," starring Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Sophie, Charlotte's sister; David Bizic makes his Met debut as Charlotte's fiance, Albert; and Jonathan Summers is Charlotte's father, Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than 40 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
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