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.
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 3:30am
Il Trovatore (#510H) Duration: 2:25:39 SRND51 TVPG
James Levine conducts David McVicar's stirring production of Verdi's intense opera starring Marcelo Alvarez.
Werther (#808H) Duration: 2:25:39 SRND51 TVPG
Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Jules Massenet's tragic romance "Werther," starring Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Sophie, Charlotte's sister; David Bizic makes his Met debut as Charlotte's fiance, Albert; and Jonathan Summers is Charlotte's father, Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than 40 years.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 1:30pm email reminder