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.
Madama Butterfly (#1007H) Duration: 2:56:46 SRND51 TVPG
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.
The Nose (#802H) Duration: 1:56:46 SRND51 TVPG
William Kentridge's innovative production of Shostakovich's shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose returns to the Met for the first time since its sold-out 2010 premiere. Pavel Smelkov conducts a cast led by Paulo Szot as the hapless Kovalyov with Andrey Popov as the menacing Police Inspector and Alexander Lewis as Kovalyov's peripatetic nose.
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