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Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Antonio Ghislanzoni
Levine; Millo, Zajick, Domingo, Milnes, KavrakosMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 37 min.
Sonja Frisell’s production captures all the grandeur and excitement of Verdi’s monumental opera, particularly the great triumphal scene where the Egyptian army, led by Plácido Domingo (Radamès), returns victorious from war. Aprile Millo is Aida, the slave girl whose love for Radamès has her squaring off with Amneris (Dolora Zajick), the Egyptian pr...
Composer: Georges Bizet
Librettist: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Levine; Gheorghiu, Meier, Domingo, LeiferkusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 34 min.
The great singing actress Waltraud Meier stars as Carmen in Franco Zeffirelli’s sumptuous production of Bizet’s colorful opera. A beautiful gypsy driven by passion and love of freedom, she draws the soldier Don José, portrayed by the legendary Plácido Domingo, into a web of love and jealousy that will seal her fate. Angela Gheorghiu is Micaëla, the...
Composer: Pietro Mascagni & Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Librettist: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, Guido Menasci and Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Levine; Troyanos, Domingo, Shinall, Stratas, MilnesMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 31 min.
This video captures a real rarity: one of the very few times the brilliant Plácido Domingo performed both of the great tenors roles during the same evening at the Met. Domingo singing either Turiddu (in Cavalleria) or Canio (in Pagliacci) would be remarkable, but to get both in the same incandescent performance is to see history. With James Levine’...
Composer: George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, André Campra
Librettist: Devised and written by Jeremy Sams, Inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Christie; de Niese, DiDonato, Daniels, Domingo, Pisaroni Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 2 min.
A contemporary take on the 17th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The all-star cast is headed ...
Composer: Umberto Giordano
Librettist: Arturo Colautti
Abbado; Freni, Domingo, Croft, Arteta, ThibaudetMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 51 min.
Giordano’s rarely performed opera is brought to life by a superb cast and the idiomatic, passionate conducting of Roberto Abbado. The beloved Mirella Freni is seen in a brilliant star turn as Fedora Romazov, the Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer (Count Loris) only to commit suicide when he denounces her. Sensational Plác...
Composer: Tan Dun
Librettist: Tan Dun and Ha Jin
Dun; Futral, Domingo, GrovesMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 57 min.
The incomparable Plácido Domingo began a new chapter in his legendary Met career when he created the role of Emperor Qin in the world premiere of Tan Dun’s epic opera. Staged by revered film director Zhang Yimou, The First Emperor is both a rich pageant of ancient China and a fascinating study of the ruler who united it. Conducted by the composer,...
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Levine; Sweet, Domingo, Chernov, ScandiuzziMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 58 min.
With James Levine at the helm, Verdi’s multi-faceted masterpiece is revealed as a drama of almost Shakespearean proportions. Superstar Plácido Domingo takes on he demanding role of Don Alvaro, the outcast whose noble gesture unwittingly sets the wheels of fate in motion and destroys an entire family. Sharon Sweet is Leonora, the woman he loves, and...
Composer: Riccardo Zandonai
Librettist: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Levine; Scotto, Domingo, MacNeilMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 29 min.
This sumptuous production by Piero Faggioni (sets by Ezio Frigerio and costumes by Franca Squarciapino) seduced Met audiences into the enchanting world of Zandonai’s rarely heard opera. His retelling of Dante’s story of the immortal passion of Paolo and Francesca in 13th century Italy is as musically elegant and beautiful as the details of the prod...
Levine; Troyanos, Domingo, Price, Horne, MilnesMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 10 min.
These highlights from three now-legendary concerts feature an impressive lineup of Met stars in selections from Handel to Puccini: Tatiana Troyanos and Plácido Domingo; Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne; and Plácido Domingo and Sherrill Milnes. The program includes repertoire they never sang at the Met as well as excerpts from roles that helped defi...
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Librettist: Nicolas-François Guillard, based on the play by Guymond de la Touche (based on Euripides)
Summers; Graham, Domingo, Groves, HawkinsMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 55 min.
Gluck’s gripping adaptation of the ancient Greek myth is vividly brought to life by a stellar cast in Stephen Wadsworth’s atmospheric production. Plácido Domingo is Oreste, driven by the Furies to atone for killing his mother Clytemnestre. When he and his companion Pylade (Paul Groves) are shipwrecked on the island of Tauride, the king Thoas (Gordo...
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano
Levine; Scotto, Domingo, Milnes, Giaiotti, MorrisMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 27 min.
Renata Scotto is the innocent Luisa, very much in love with Rodolfo (Plácido Domingo in one of his best roles). But he turns out to be the son of the Count Walter (Bonaldo Giaiotti), who has other plans for his aristocratic boy. Enter the evil Wurm (James Morris) whose blackmail eventually backfires, destroying the young lovers despite everything L...
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa, Giulio Ricordi
Levine; Scotto, Domingo, ElviraMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
All the throbbing eroticism—and ultimate heartbreak—of Puccini’s youthful score is unleashed by James Levine and his top-flight cast. Plácido Domingo is Des Grieux, the handsome, headstrong young aristocrat who falls head over heels for the enticing, impetuous Manon Lescaut (Renata Scotto). Manon returns his love, but her obsession with luxury ruin...
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