Great Performances at the Met

Great Performances at The Met delights audiences with productions featuring the world's leading stars of opera.


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Great Performances at the Met By Episode

  • Maria Stuarda (#709)

    Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.

  • ILTrovatore (#1001)

    Verdi's classic opera stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as Leonora.

  • Lulu (#1004)

    Inventive visual artist William Kentridge stages Alban Berg's shocking masterpiece about a femme fatale, with Marlis Petersen in the title role and Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna and Paul Groves.

  • Turandot (#1006)

    Hear Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sing the demanding title role of Puccini's Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig as the angelic slave girl Liu and Marco Berti as Calaf.

  • Roberto Devereux (#1009)

    The last opera in Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, stars Sondra Radvanovsky as Elizabeth I and features Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca and Mariusz Kwiecien.

  • Elektra (#1010)

    Richard Strauss' blazing tragedy is presented in the late Patrice Chereau's production, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with Nina Stemme as the vengeful princess and Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens and Burkhard Ulrich.

  • Tristan Und Isolde (#1101)

    Experience the Met's new production of Wagner's epic work, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

  • Don Giovanni (#1102)

    Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage's staging of Mozart's masterpiece.

  • L'amour De Loin (#1103)

    One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho's yearning medieval romance L'Amour de Loin ("Love From Afar"), has its Met premiere.

  • Rusalka (#1106)

    Hear Kristine Opolais in a new production of the Dvorak fairy-tale opera that first won her international acclaim as the water nymph Rusalka.

  • La Traviata (#1109)

    Hear Sonya Yoncheva sing the tragic courtesan Violetta in Verdi's classic, with Michael Fabiano as her ardent lover Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as his disapproving father Germont, in a revival of Willy Decker's staging conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

  • Eugene Onegin (#1108)

    Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera, adapted from Pushkin's classic novel.

  • Norma (#1202)

    Hear Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa, and Joseph Calleja as Pollione in Bellini's masterpiece.

  • The Exterminating Angel (#1203)

    See the American premiere of Thomas Ades' opera, a surreal fantasy of a dinner party from which the guests can't escape, based on Luis Bunuel's 1962 film.

  • L'elisir D'amore (#1204)

    Donizetti's comedy charms with Matthew Polenzani and Pretty Yende.

  • La Boheme (#1205)

  • Tosca (#1206)

    Sir David McVicar's new production of Puccini's classic stars Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo and Zeljko Lucic.

  • Semiramide (#1207)

    This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance-its first in nearly 25 years-with Maurizio Benini on the podium.

  • Cosi Fan Tutte (#1208)

    A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott's clever vision of Mozart's comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island-complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel.

  • Luisa Miller (#1209)

  • Cendrillon (#1210)

    Massenet's enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on the Cinderella story, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy in a staging by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment and Massenet's Manon.

  • Aida (#1301)

    Season 13 of Great Performances at the Met begins with Verdi's grandest of grand operas, Aida.

  • Marnie (#1302)

    Watch composer Nico Muhly's reimagining of Winston Graham's novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities.

  • La Fanciulla Del West (#1303)

  • Samson et Dalila (#1304)

  • La Traviata (#1305)

    See Michael Mayer's richly textured production of Verdi's classic opera, starring soprano Diana Damrau as the tragic heroine Violetta and Juan Diego Florez as her hapless lover Alfredo.

  • Adriana Lecouvreur (#1306)

    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.

  • Carmen (#1307)

    Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses.

  • La Fille Du Regiment (#1308)

    Watch Donizetti's romantic comedy about a budding military relationship starring Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena in a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks.

  • Die Walkure (#1309)

  • Dialogues Des Carmelites (#1310)

  • Manon (#1401)

  • Madama Butterfly (#1402)

  • Turandot (#1403)

    Enjoy Puccini's famed final opera with this epic fairytale production set in China from Franco Zeffirelli starring soprano Christine Goerke in the title role.

  • Akhnaten (#1404)

  • Agrippina (#1406)

  • The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (#1408)

    Enjoy this classic American folk opera that brings 1920s Charleston to life with a beloved score from George Gershwin in a new production directed by James Robinson.

  • Der Fliegende Hollander (#1407)



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