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Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Antonio Ghislanzoni
Levine; Price, Horne, Domingo, MacNeil, GiaiottiMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 24 min.
Verdi’s opera is a perennial favorite and often attracts stellar casts at the Met, but seldom has there been such a glittering group of singers in one performance. The legendary Leontyne Price is Aida, one of the roles she was destined to sing. Her rival, Amneris, is none other than Marilyn Horne, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20...
Levine; Millo, Toczyska, Domingo, Milnes, PlishkaMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 29 min.
A golden-voiced Plácido Domingo is Radamès, victorious leader of the triumphant Egyptian army in this memorable broadcast. He can have anything in the world he wants—except the woman he loves, the slave Aida (Aprile Millo). The King bestows his own daughter, Amneris (Stefania Toczyska), on Radamès—which is fine with her, until she discovers he woul...
Levine; Voigt, Borodina, Pavarotti, Delavan, BezzubenkovMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 25 min.
Superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Radamès, the heroic leader of the Egyptian army, in his final Met broadcast. He is surrounded by a superb cast led by the two ladies who compete for his attention. Deborah Voigt is a melting Aida, the captured Ethiopian princess forced to become a slave to Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris, sung by the spectacular ...
Composer: Umberto Giordano
Librettist: Luigi Illica
Levine; Millo, White, Elias, Pavarotti, PonsMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 56 min.
Star tenor Luciano Pavarotti brings passion and vocal splendor to the role of Andrea Chénier, the poet caught between the maelstrom of the French Revolution and his love for Maddalena (sung by Aprile Millo), daughter of an aristocratic family. When Maddalena’s servant Gérard (Juan Pons), who is in love with her, becomes a powerful official of the r...
Levine; Domingo, Arroyo, MacNeil, Kraft, Love, ChookasianMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Start with the French Revolution, add one impassioned poet (who really lived) in love with a beautiful aristocratic woman, mix their tragic fate with Robespierre’s reign of terror, and you have one sensational opera. Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo is Andrea Chénier, velvet-voiced Martina Arroyo sings his lover Maddalena, and conductor James Levine...
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Antonio Somma
Levine; Voigt, Shin, Dever, Pavarotti, PonsMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 6 min.
The music Verdi wrote for this opera is often elegant and enticing, but the story is dark and ultimately tragic. Under James Levine’s inspired musical direction, this is a performance that runs the entire emotional gamut. Luciano Pavarotti is King Gustav III of Sweden, who is in love with Amelia (Deborah Voigt), the wife of his best friend, Anckars...
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Librettist: Cesare Sterbini
Levine; Horne, Di Giuseppe, Prey, Corena, TozziMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 26 min.
With a cast like this you can’t help falling in love all over again with The Barber of Seville. The marvelous Hermann Prey is Figaro, a guy you wouldn’t buy a used car from, but he’s great to have on your side considering he can charm anyone out of anything. The sensational Marilyn Horne (Rosina) and Enrico Di Giuseppe (a love-struck Count Almaviva...
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Librettist: Léon de Wailly and Auguste Barbier
Levine; Bayrakdarian, Giordani, Coleman-Wright, Del Carlo, LloydMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 46 min.
Berlioz’s opera about the legendary hot-blooded Florentine sculptor and goldsmith is a rarity. But under James Levine’s masterful conducting the huge and complex score dazzles like one of Cellini’s artworks. Marcello Giordani is Benventuo Cellini, who must finish a statue of Perseus for Pope Clement (Robert Lloyd) by nightfall or be hanged as a mur...
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Levine; Stratas, Scotto, Carreras, Stilwell, MorrisMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 50 min.
Franco Zeffirelli’s sensational production of Puccini’s haunting opera of young love is one of the great classics in the history of the Met. Many great singers have appeared in it over the years, but there is something especially endearing about this magical first cast: the touching and fragile Teresa Stratas as the dying Mimi, and young, handsome ...
Composer: Georges Bizet
Librettist: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Levine; Malfitano, Ewing, Domingo, DevlinMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 44 min.
Star tenor Plácido Domingo brings romantic ardor and stylish vocalism to the role of Don José, the honest soldier lured to his doom by the free-spirited gypsy of the title, sung by Maria Ewing. Catherine Malfitano is Micaela, the faithful girl from Don José’s old life who comes to realize she is unable to save him, and Michael Devlin sings Escamill...
Levine; Cotrubas, Baltsa, Carreras, RameyMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 39 min.
Under the scintillating direction of James Levine, the Met’s orchestra and chorus add more than a dash of seasoning to Bizet’s colorful score. A brilliant cast makes this popular work seem utterly fresh. Agnes Baltsa is riveting as Carmen, the impetuous gypsy woman determined to always be her own woman—while having any man she desires. José Carrera...
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Caterino Mazzolà
Levine; Riegel, Connell, Troyanos, MurrayMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 14 min.
Under James Levine’s persuasive and loving leadership, this first-rate cast demonstrates Mozart’s late opera crackles with passion and drama. The Roman emperor Tito (Kenneth Riegel) is besieged by death plots, a massive fire in Rome, and his best friend’s betrayal. The young Roman patrician Sesto, sung by Tatiana Troyanos in one of her greatest per...
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