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Richard Wagner’s epic Tristan and Isolde is conducted by James Levine in this visually spare and dramatically gripping interpretation. Join GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met for this special presentation, when Deborah Voigtone of the world’s most celebrated Wagnerian sopranos undertakes the iconic role of Isolde for the first time at the Met. Robert Dean Smith, [...]

In this episode of Young Opera, meet Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, a cellist currently studying at the Julliard School of Music. Learn about her musical upbringing in Iceland, hear how she discovered her passion for the cello in a place as unlikely as Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and watch her perform “Prelude in E-flat” from J.S. Bach’s A [...]

In this Young Opera selection, meet Eric Downs, a recent New York City transplant already singing his first role at the Met Opera in the recent production of Prokofiev’s The Gambler. Find out what he loves about opera and watch him sing “Vi Ravviso” from Bellini’s La Sonnambula with Chun Wei Kang on piano.

Acclaimed tenor Anthony Dean Griffey tackles the title role in Benjamin Britten’s haunting Peter Grimes. Under investigation for unthinkable transgressions, Grimes proclaims his innocence in the face of the unrelenting accusations of his fellow townspeople. Director John Doyle’s Tony Award-winner for his interpretation of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd on Broadway makes his Met debut answering the [...]

On the heels of her triumph in Jenufa, Finnish soprano Karita Mattila adds another landmark role to her Met repertory, the free-spirited beauty Manon Lescaut. Puccini’s early success tells the story of the magnetic attraction between two young lovers. Joined by acclaimed tenor Marcello Giordani and conducted by James Levine, Mattila finds the perfect vehicle [...]

Meet Peter Gelb, general manager of the Met, in this interview with Thirteen’s president, Neal Shapiro. Learn about how Gelb has energized the Met with new artistic initiatives and and a contemporary edge.

Meet Eric Barry, the “Pavarotti of the panhandle”, hear his thoughts on live theater and music, and watch him perform Verdi’s “La Donna É Mobile” from RIGOLETTO.

Meet Deborah Lifton, the 2007 Joy in Singing winner, learn what inspires her to sing, and watch her perform selections by Libby Larson.

Meet Mark Lamos, the director of NYCO’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY, in this interview conducted by Thirteen’s president, Neal Shapiro. Learn about his roots with Channel Thirteen and the difference between directing for opera versus directing straight theater.

In this first installment of Young Opera for SundayArts, meet Neera Islam a Bangladeshi singer and learn about her experience growing up in the performaning arts. See her perform “Dove sei, amato bene!” from Handel’s RODELINDA.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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