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Composer: Charles Gounod
Librettist: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Nézet-Séguin; Poplavskaya, Kaufmann, Braun, PapeMetropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 10 min.
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is riveting as the title character of Gounod’s popular opera, seen in this Live in HD presentation of Des McAnuff’s thrilling 2011 production that places the mythical and timeless story in an early 20th-century setting. René Pape as Méphistophélès is menacing and elegant in equal measure, and Marina Poplavskaya delivers a seari...
Composer: Richard Wagner
Librettist: Richard Wagner
Gatti; Dalayman, Kaufmann, Mattei, Nikitin, PapeMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 4 hrs. 50 min.
The Met assembled an ideal cast for François Girard’s acclaimed new production of Wagner’s final masterpiece. Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of the fool “made wise by compassion” is as convincing vocally as he is haunting dramatically, delivering a thoroughly moving portrayal. René Pape is equally compelling as Gurnemanz, the veteran Knight of th...
Levine; Voigt, Westbroek, Blythe, Kaufmann, Terfel, KönigMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Approximate running time: 4 hrs. 20 min.
Robert Lepage’s landmark staging of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, unveiled over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons, was the first new Met production of the complete cycle in more than 20 years. Combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional storytelling, it brings Wagner’s vision into the 21st century. With Die Walküre, the s...
Composer: Jules Massenet
Librettist: Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann
Altinoglu; Oropesa, Koch, Kaufmann, Bizic Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Children's Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann brings aching intensity and vocal charisma to the tortured title hero of Massenet’s Goethe adaptation. Sophie Koch, in her Met debut, is an appealing and elegant Charlotte, the object of Werther’s passionate affection that will lead to tragedy. Lisette Oropesa as Sophie, David Bižić as Albert, and Jonathan Summers as Le Ba...
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luigi Illica
Luisi; Racette, Kaufmann, TerfelMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 0 min.
Three of today’s great singing actors—Patricia Racette, Jonas Kaufmann, and Bryn Terfel—take on the leading roles in Puccini’s thrilling opera that blends love, politics, and raw passion into an extraordinary theatrical masterpiece. Innocently caught between her lover, the freethinking painter Cavaradossi (Kaufmann), and Baron Scarpia, Rome’s evil ...
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Armiliato; Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Michaels-MooreMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
There’s a good reason La Traviata is one of the best-known, and best-loved, operas of all time. Verdi’s exquisite music conveys every bit of emotion felt by the gorgeous, successful Parisian courtesan Violetta (Angela Gheorghiu). From the frenzy of her pleasure-filled life, to the suddenness with which she falls in love with handsome young Alfredo ...
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