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.
Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg (#905H) Duration: 4:54:46 SRND51 TVPG
James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy-back at the Met for the first time in eight years-about a group of Renaissance "master singers" whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.
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The Merry Widow (#907H) Duration: 2:26:46 SRND51 TVPG
Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehar's effervescent operetta. Soprano Renee Fleming adds a new character to her Met repertory as Hanna, the widowed millionairess. Sir Andrew Davis conducts a stellar cast that includes baritone Nathan Gunn as Danilo; tenor Alek Shrader as Camille de Rosillon; and baritone Sir Thomas Allen as Baron Zeta. Broadway star Kelli O'Hara makes her Met debut as the Zeta's wife, Valencienne. The operetta is performed in English. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato hosts.