Next Episode of Great Performances at the Met is
Season 11 / Episode 1 and airs on 05 March 2017 00:00
Opera lovers, rejoice! If you can't make it to New York to see a performance at the Metropolitan Opera, the next best thing to being there is to see one of its Saturday matinees broadcast on PBS on Great Performances at the Met. Originally aired as part of its "Great Performances" series, the programs got their own title in 2006. With operatic standards like "Aida", "The Barber of Seville" and "Turandot" and performances by some of opera's biggest names, including Reneé Flemming, Placido Domingo and Anna Netrebko, the series brings the best of modern opera into American homes.
Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux," in which Elizabeth I (Sondra Radvanovsky) signs the death warrant for the nobleman (Matthew Polenzani) she loves when he's accused of treason, not because he's guilty but because of spite—he loves another.
Richard Strauss' blazing tragedy is presented in the late Patrice Chereau's production, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with Nina Stemme as the vengeful princess and Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens and Burkhard Ulrich.
Experience the Met's new production of Wagner's epic work, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Nina Stemme stars with heldentenor Stuart Skelton, directed by Mariusz Trelinski. Also with Ekaterina Gubanova, Evgeny Nikitin and Rene Pape.
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage's staging of Mozart's masterpiece. Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi conducts.
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.
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