Join will.i.am at London’s Royal Albert Hall as he reunites with the Black Eyed Peas for the first time on stage in more than a decade. The fun-filled event captures the Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, writer and producer in his “second” hometown.
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča as Octavian, the impulsive young title character.
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.
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.
Tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the role of Hoffman, the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley and Christine Rice sing the three heroines – each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains.
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.
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.
This special features 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of GREAT PERFORMANCES at The Met broadcasts, performed by today’s greatest opera stars and talents.
Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Massenet’s tragic romance, starring Jonas Kaufmann and French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than forty years.