PBS will showcase “L’Elisir D’Amore” from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its Great Performances Series on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
The broadcast will kick off at 12 p.m. EDT and will showcase soprano Pretty Yende, tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Davide Luciano, and bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. The showcase, from February’s Live in HD series, was hosted Susanna Phillips and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan.
Per OperaWire’s review of the production, “Polenzani took the audience on an intoxicating journey, concluded by savoring the first syllable of ‘d’amore’ to a length where his voice danced on the verge of breaking into a joyful cry.” Moreover, “This was overall an excellent performance by Yende, who made playing hard-to-get sound splendid from beginning to end.”
This is the latest in a season-long series that will still showcase transmissions of the Met’s Live in HD season. PBS will still showcase such operas as “Semiramide,” “La Bohème,” “Luisa Miller,” “Così Fan Tutte,” and “Cendrillon.” The broadcasts will run throughout the summer in time for the Met’s new 2018-19 season, whereupon PBS will start broadcasting that season’s Live in HD transmissions.