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.
L'Elisir d'Amore (#701H) Duration: 2:25:40 SRND51 TVPG
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Il Trovatore (#1001H) Duration: 2:56:46 SRND51 TVPG
Verdi's classic opera stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as Leonora. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Stefan Kocan as Ferrando and Dolora Zajick as the gypsy Azucena.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
La Boheme (#807H) Duration: 2:25:39 SRND51 TVPG
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.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 31, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me