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Air Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2020 8:00 PM
Great Performances at The Met delights audiences with productions featuring the world’s leading stars of opera.
Air Date: Fri, Mar 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Enjoy Puccini’s famed final opera with this epic fairytale production set in China from Franco Zeffirelli starring soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Richard Ho‘opi‘i and George Kahumoku Jr. walked into the PBS Hawai‘i studio, sat down with their instruments, and began to play. George, with his mellow slack key guitar and soothing voice, performing alongside Richard, with his never ending smile and his beautiful falsetto, offered song after song, with talk story in-between.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 23, 2019 8:00 PM
Watch Verdi’s grand opera featuring his most celebrated arias. Starring vocal powerhouses Anna Netrebko in the title role and Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris as they go toe to toe in this love story set in ancient Egypt. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Air Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 8:00 PM
Watch as German operatic tenor Jonas Kaufmann explains why Birgit Nilsson was “an unbelievable force of nature” while English-Italian conductor Antonio Pappano breaks down her 1969 performance of “Turandot.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 2, 2019 9:30 PM
Join the international superstar trio and special guest Plácido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy’s beautiful Santa Croce Square. Il Volo pays tribute to the Three Tenors with songs in operatic style.
Air Date: Fri, May 25, 2018 9:00 PM
Explore the rich history of the Met Opera’s Lincoln Center home and its place in the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met’s general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 8:00 PM
See the American premiere of Thomas Adès’ opera, a surreal fantasy of a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape, based on Luis Buñuel’s 1962 film. Starring John Tomlinson and Alice Coote, with direction from librettist Tom Cairns and conducted by Adès.
Air Date: Sat, Jan 27, 2018 8:00 PM
Soprano Angela Meade and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton star in the Met’s new production, reprising their acclaimed 2013 portrayal of the title role and Adalgisa, respectively. Joseph Colaneri conducts.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 9:00 PM
Nominated for five 2017 Tonys, this musical presents a look at a modern family, set in the 1980s amidst the emerging AIDS crisis. Christian Borle stars as Marvin, with Stephanie J. Block as his ex-wife, Trina, and Andrew Rannells as his lover, Whizzer.
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