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Air Date: Sat, Jun 27, 2020 8:00 PM
Star soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met performance of the title role in Manon, Massenet’s opera about a country girl with conflicting desires for love and luxury who is drawn into a life of glamorous — but hollow — Parisian sophistication.
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: Sat, Dec 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Watch John Dexter’s production of the Poulenc classic about the power of faith, starring Isabel Leonard as Blanche and Karita Mattila as the Prioress. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Air Date: Sat, Aug 10, 2019 7:30 PM
Watch Cilea’s classic opera starring Anna Netrebko in the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and-offstage passion, with Piotr Beczala as her lover, Maurizio.
Air Date: Sat, Jul 6, 2019 8:00 PM
Darko Tresnjak’s production is set in 1150 BC, where the mighty Samson fights vigilantly to free the ancient Israelites from their bondage underthe Philistines. The High Priest of Dagon, angry with Samson after he kills the Philistine governor Ambimélech, plots to destroy Samson by utilizing the beauty of his former lover, Dalila.
Air Date: Sat, Jun 29, 2019 7:00 PM
Why is there a stone giant holding a flame, high in the hills overlooking the town? How did silver help shape this Mexican town? Why are its streets and alleys so winding, and what happened to the Guanajuato River? What does the town’s main church have to do with the King of Spain? Why […]
Air Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 8:00 PM
Michael Mayer’s new production follows courtesan Violetta Valéry, who knows she will die soon and wishes to leave her professional life for a chance at love.
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: Fri, Mar 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Luciano Pavarotti brought opera to the masses with “Nessun dorma”. In this concert, he performs that hit, along with arias from La Bohème, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini, including “Mamma” and “O Sole Mio;” and duets with Bono, Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.
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