San Francisco Opera
Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the third season of this acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers. Hosted by celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
The Magic Flute (#301H) Duration: 2:38:33 STEREO TVG
Mozart's beloved The Magic Flute, is a playful, yet profound look at the human quest for love, wisdom, and virtue. Acclaimed opera director Stanley M. Garner helms the colorful and inventive production designed by cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Donald Runnicles conducts an enchanting cast headed by acclaimed lyric tenor Piotr Beczala as Tamino and soprano Dina Kuznetsova as Pamina. Other singers include Christopher Maltman (Papageno), soprano Erika Mikl? sa (Queen of the Night) and bass Georg Zeppenfeld (Sarastro).
Salome (#302H) Duration: 1:53:47 STEREO TVG
German soprano Nadja Michael stars as the seductress Salome in Richard Strauss's biblical drama. Tenor Kim Begley sings the role of King Herod with bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as Jokanaan (John the Baptist). The cast also features mezzo-soprano Irina Mishura (Herodias) and tenor Garrett Sorenson (Narraboth). San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Il Trittico (#303H) Duration: 2:49:43 STEREO TVG
Enjoy Puccini's rarely-performed triptych in its entirety, the way its creator intended. Soprano Patricia Racette, a celebrated interpreter of Puccini's works, portrays the heroine in each of Il Trittico's three one-act operas. San Francisco Opera Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers conducts.
Otello (#304H) Duration: 2:32:33 STEREO TVG
In Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, a great warrior is brought down by his own jealousy. This spectacular production stars tenor Johan Botha, one of today's preeminent interpreters of the title role. Soprano Zvetelina Vassileva sings the role of Otello's faithful and falsely accused wife Desdemona and Italian baritone Marco Vratogna is the manipulative soldier Iago. Conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.
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