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PBS Scheduled To Showcase Met Opera’s ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’
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…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD: Mozart’s ‘Così Fan Tutte’ At Coney Island
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see a rare performance of Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte” in cinemas as part of the company’s famed Live in HD broadcast. The showcase kicks off at 12:55 p.m. EDT and will star Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, and Christopher Maltman in a new production by Phelim McDermott set in 1950’s Coney Island. This will…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’ Hits Cinemas
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see a rare performance of Rossini’s final Italian opera “Semiramide” in cinemas as part of the company’s famed Live in HD broadcast. The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Angela Meade in the title role alongside Elizabeth DeShong as Arsace, Ildar Abdrazakov as Assur, and Javier Camarena as Idreno. The work also features Ryan Speedo…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Fabiano Star in ‘La Bohème’
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see Puccini’s “La Bohème” in cinemas as part of the company’s famed Live in HD broadcast. The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì, Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Lucas Meachem as Marcelo, Alexey Lavrov as Schaunard, and Matthew Rose as Colline. The performance will be led by conductor…
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Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 Season: Here Is All the Information For This Season’s Live in HD Performances
Every year, Metropolitan Opera audiences get pumped for a few things. But not many carry as much excitement as the Live in HD series. Every year the Met chooses a handful (or two) performances to showcase around the globe on the silver screen. Those are usually high profile presentations of new productions with opera's greatest stars. And as you might expect, this year is no different. So without further ado,…
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Met Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Matthew Polenzani & Pretty Yende Star in ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’
On Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera will continue its 2017-18 Live in HD series with a performance of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.” The opera is set to star Matthew Polenzani, Pretty Yende, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando d’Arcangelo in Bartlett Sher’s production. The production was largely hailed with OperaWire noting that the singers “made this night another success for the Met as the artists received a standing ovation. While it is no easy…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Yoncheva, Grigolo Appear on Silver Screen in ‘Tosca’
This weekend, the Metropolitan Opera’s famed Live in HD series returns with Puccini’s “Tosca.” The production by David McVicar stars Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo, and Zeljko Lucic, with Emmanuel Villaume conducting. The production premiered on New Year’s Eve 2017 and has divided critics left and right. Of this cast, OperaWire’s David Salazar wrote, “Yoncheva, Grigolo, Villaume Not Ready for Primetime,” for its title and noted that “In all frankness, given…
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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2017-18 Preview: James Levine Leads ‘Die Zauberflöte’
Last week we got “Norma,” and this week, the Metropolitan Opera’s famed Live in HD series continues with a broadcast performance of “Die Zauberflöte” on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, will feature maestro James Levine in his first of several broadcasts this season. This will be the maestro's 48th performance of the opera and the final one of the run. Golda Schultz…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 HD Preview: Sondra Radvanovsky & Joyce DiDonato Star in ‘Norma’
The Metropolitan Opera’s famed Live in HD series kicks off this weekend with a broadcast performance of Bellini’s “Norma.” The performance, which takes place on Oct. 7, 2017, will feature Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role with Joseph Calleja as Pollione, Joyce DiDonato as Adalgisa, and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. The production is directed by Sir David McVicar. Carlo Rizzi conducts Radvanovsky has been dominating the role for years, singing…
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Renée Fleming’s ‘Final’ Met Opera Performance Arrives on PBS
PBS’ “Great Performances” series for 2017 comes to an end this summer with a performance of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Der Rosenkavalier” starring Renée Fleming, and Elina Garanca. The showcase will be on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The performance was recorded on the final day of the 2016-17 season and was Fleming’s final performance as the Marschallin at the Met. The performance was conducted by Sebastian Weigle and…