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Encores! Great Performances at the Met (Episode #3912B)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 9, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
This special Metropolitan Opera Encores program features 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past 8 seasons of Great Performances at The Met broadcasts, performed by today's greatest opera stars and talents. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Florez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself. These extraordinary moments, selected from more than 75 productions, were initially seen as part of the Met's global Live in HD movie-theater transmissions, later shared with PBS audiences.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 11, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 10, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons' Inaugural Concert (Episode #4006H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 3, 2016 -- 9:30 PM
This wide-ranging, one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO music director Andris Nelsons' tenure as the 15th music director of the orchestra and features two of the conductor's close colleagues, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and the internationally acclaimed German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, they then join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. The concert opens with Wagner's Tannhauser Overture - the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music - and closes with Respighi's spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 4, 2016 -- 3:30 AM