• Met Performances on PBS

    Attention, members. You can catch many Metropolitan Opera performances that were seen on Live in HD on your TV at home. Check out the schedule for PBS broadcasts of Met performances on this website: [click here]

    See Air Dates below
    Remainder of the season:

    ERNANI (Verdi)
    Performance date: February 25, 2012
    Air date: June 17, 2012
    Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.


    MANON (Massenet) – New Production
    Performance date: April 7, 2012
    Air date: August, 5, 2012
    Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.


    LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)
    Performance Date: April 14, 2012
    Air date: August 26, 2012
    Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

    Strange, they don't give the Air Date for the Ring, but they mention it. Will they really show the Ring cycle on TV?


    THE RING CYCLE (Wagner)New Production
    Das Rheingold
    Performance date: October 9, 2010
    Two unparalleled artists join forces to create a groundbreaking new Ring for the Met: Maestro James Levine and director Robert Lepage. Recorded last season but held for broadcast in 2012, the cycle launches with Das Rheingold, the prologue to Wagner’s epic drama. “The Ring is not just a story or a series of operas, it’s a cosmos,” says Lepage, who brings cutting-edge technology and his own visionary imagination to the world’s greatest theatrical journey. Bryn Terfel stars as Wotan, with Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, Wendy Bryn Harmer as Freia, and Patricia Bardon as Erda.


    Die Walküre
    Performance date: May 14, 2011
    A stellar cast comes together for this second installment of Robert Lepage’s new production of the Ring cycle, conducted by James Levine. Bryn Terfel is Wotan, lord of the Gods, and Deborah Voigt adds the part of Brünhilde to her extensive Wagnerian repertoire at the Met. Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star as the twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Stephanie Blythe is Fricka.


    Siegfried
    Performance date: November 5, 2011
    In part three of The Ring, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer.


    Götterdämmerung
    Performance date: February 11, 2012
    With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate.


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