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.
Manon (#608H) Duration: 2:55:39 SRND51 TVPG
Anna Netrebko's dazzling portrayal of Massenet's tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly's new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met's principal guest conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.
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La Traviata (#609H) Duration: 2:18:45 SRND51 TVPG
Natalie Dessay, in her first Violetta at the Met. puts on the red dress in Willy Decker's production of "La Traviata." Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and principal guest conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle (#908H) Duration: 2:55:47 SRND51 TV14
Enjoy an operatic double bill. Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" features Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala. Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" features Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko. Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (#910H) Duration: 2:56:46 SRND51 TVPG
Savor an opera double-header. Eva-Maria Westbroek joins Marcelo Alvarez in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Patricia Racette sings with Alvarez in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. Fabio Luisi conducts both operas.
La Donna del Lago (#909H) Duration: 2:55:46 SRND51 TVPG
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the "lady of the lake" of the title, and Florez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti.