Theatre

WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 6

 

Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Otello

 

The Met presents a new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, with Aleksandrs Antonenko as the tormented Moor of Venice; Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona; and Zeljko Lucic as Otello’s sinister rival, Iago.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Il Trovatore

 

Verdi’s classic opera stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as Leonora. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Stefan Kocan as Ferrando and Dolora Zajick as the gypsy Azucena.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
La Donna Del Lago

 

Enjoy a new production of Rossini’s opera, based on the work by Sir Walter Scott. Joyce DiDonato sings the title role of Elena, the lady of the lake, with Juan Diego Flórez in the role of Giacomo, the benevolent king of Scotland. The opera also features Daniela Barcellona, John Osborn and Oren Gradus. Michele Mariotti conducts.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Act One

 

Few have captured the magic of the theatre better than Moss Hart. A poor kid from the Bronx who went on to become the writer of classic comedies with George S. Kaufman, including You Can’t Take it With You and The Man Who Came To Dinner. He also directed the original production of My Fair Lady.

 

Moss’s memoir Act One has captivated theater lovers for over 50 years. Director James Lapine has fittingly re-imagined this memoir for the stage, creating a world as vivid and transformative as the stage itself. The show features a first-rate cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin and Santino Fontana.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Carmen

 

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Macbeth


Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Macbeth

 

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

 

Mia, A Dancer’s Journey


One of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century, Mia Slavenska was Croatia’s greatest dancer and a pioneer in American ballet. A daughter’s promise to tell her mother’s story serves as the starting point for this documentary, which becomes a fascinating and moving reflection on historical memory, national identity and the power of dance. The film traces Mia’s journey from tumultuous prewar Europe through her emergence as a glamorous ballerina of the Ballets Russes and a star attraction on stages across America, culminating with her return to her homeland.

 

A Perfect Balance


When the curtain rises on a ballet performance, audience members may marvel at the artistry and skill of the choreography, but often overlook the dedicated dancers responsible for bringing the work to life. This program goes backstage for a revealing look inside the world of ballet. Through interviews, some of the world’s greatest dancers describe the commitment and discipline required for a life in professional ballet. Their stories provide a rarely seen glimpse into the lives of some of today’s most gifted and accomplished dancers and shed light on the creative process. The film captures principal dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet rehearsing and performing their signature works in a wide array of styles – classical pas de deux, contemporary, high-energy, lyrical and romantic.

 

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