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SUNDAYARTS VIDEO : Opera

Five years ago when Met Opera planned to do the “Ring” cycle they knew that the most difficult single role to cast was the role of Siegfried. When their first choice fell ill, Texas native Jay Hunter Morris stepped into a role with five weeks until curtain that only a handful of men in the world can pull off.

This Week at Lincoln Center the Metropolitan Opera presents Charles Gounod’s Faust. Directed by Des McAnuff in his Met Debut, this co-production with the English National Opera transports the work into the mid-1900s.

This Week at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera presents Hansel and Gretel.

This Week at Lincoln Center “Satyagraha” returns to the Metropolitan Opera House for the first time since 2008.

Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, is “the man behind the curtain” who makes all this magic happen at Lincoln Center. Here he speaks about his 6th season at the helm of Met Opera.

The Metropolitan Opera begins its 2011-2012 season.

Six Macaulay Honors College freshmen journey backstage as cast and crew prepare for The Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Adams' "Nixon in China. "

Almost 30 years after his La Tragédie de Carmen riveted audiences at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, director Peter Brook returns to Lincoln Center with a vivacious new interpretation of Die Zauberflöte. This intimate adaptation strips the work's usual ornamentation to reveal the impish, effervescent heart of Mozart's masterpiece.

Alan Gilbert conducts The New York Philharmonic in "The Cunning Little Vixen," Czech composer Leoš Janácek's 1923 opera based on a comic strip, which follows a young vixen’s capture by a forester and her eventual escape.

A look at the current production of Wagner's "Die Walküre" at the Metropolitan Opera.

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