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.
Iphigenie En Tauride (#505H) Duration: 1:56:46 SRND51 TVPG
Susan Graham and Placido Domingo reprise their starring roles in Gluck's nuanced and elegant interpretation of this primal Greek myth. Tenor Paul Groves also returns to Stephen Wadsworth's insightful production, first seen in 2007. Patrick Summers conducts.
Tosca (#803H) Duration: 2:26:46 SRND51 TVPG
Puccini's timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.