At the Met - Opera

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A merger of 2 series: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335704/ (1977-) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019690/ (2006-) plus a few strays.

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1. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: La bohème (1977)

123 min | Music

Rodolfo and his friends are always broke or in debt, but that doesn't get in the way of fun or romance. When Rodolfo meets Mimi, it's love at first sight - but love is not enough for the penniless and sick.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell

Votes: 16

2. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Rigoletto (1977)

137 min | Music

His sarcasm has made many enemies for Rigoletto, court jester for the Duke of Mantua. They conspire to kidnap Rigoletto's mistress for the Duke, unaware that she is really his daughter. Rigoletto's plans for revenge go disastrously wrong.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Ileana Cotrubas, Justino Díaz

Votes: 32

4. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (1978)

Music

A "Live from the Met" broadcast of the opera, on a double bill with its frequent "partner", Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana".

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Tatiana Troyanos, Plácido Domingo, Isola Jones, Vern Shinall

Votes: 35

5. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1978)

210 min | Music

The Metropolitan Opera's first live telecast of the 1978-79 season, and the first presentation of Verdi's "Otello" ever on the "Live from the Met" PBS TV series.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Jon Vickers, Renata Scotto, Cornell MacNeil, Jean Kraft

Votes: 10

8. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Don Pasquale (1979)

Music

Disinherited by his uncle Pasquale, Ernesto is unable to marry his sweetheart, Norina. To make it worse, uncle Pasquale needs a new heir now, and decides to marry Norina for himself. What can Dr. Malatesta do to help the two lovers?

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Gabriel Bacquier, Beverly Sills, Alfredo Kraus, Håkan Hagegård

9. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Luisa Miller (1979)

147 min | Music

A wealthy youth, betrothed to a duchess, falls in love with a country girl - Luisa Miller. To remain incognito he disguises himself. The girl betrays her lover, so he tricks her and they drink poison, and then die together.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Bonaldo Giaiotti

Votes: 6

10. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1979)

210 min | Music

Placido Domingo's first performance of the role on US live TV.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Gilda Cruz-Romo, Sherrill Milnes, Giuliano Ciannella

Votes: 14

12. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Un ballo in maschera (1980)

149 min | Music

Riccardo, governor of Boston at the end of the 17th century, falls in love with Amelia, wife of Renato, his secretary and intimate friend. Amelia returns Riccardo's love, but is discovered ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Katia Ricciarelli, William Wildermann, Judith Blegen, Julien Robbins

Votes: 21

13. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Elektra (1980)

110 min | Music

Electra, like her brother Orestes and younger sister Chrysothemis, is a child of the Mycenaean king Agamemnon, who went off to the Trojan war for ten years. His queen Clytemnestra took a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, Mignon Dunn, Donald McIntyre

Votes: 21

14. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Manon Lescaut (1980)

133 min | Music

The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Pablo Elvira, Renato Capecchi

Votes: 30

15. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Lulu (1980)

178 min | Music

Former society matron Lulu has fallen on hard times, and gradually is forced to work her way down the social ladder. At first she's a dancer, then a kept woman, and finally a prostitute. One of her first clients is Jack the Ripper.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Julia Migenes, Evelyn Lear, Kenneth Riegel, Frank Little

Votes: 5

16. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: L'elisir d'amore (1981)

132 min | Music

Country bumpkin Nemorino is in love with Adina. She seems interested, but a poor farmer is beneath her station. She flirts with handsome Sgt Belcore, but when Nemorino joins his army to earn money to marry Adina, she sheds a secret tear.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Judith Blegen, Luciano Pavarotti, Brent Ellis, Sesto Bruscantini

Votes: 11

18. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Il trittico (1981)

Music

A trio of operas in three short stories - the first a gruesome murder melodrama, the second is a passionate tearjerker, and the third is a dark comedy of death and an inheritance. Each story is strikingly different from the preceding one.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Vasile Moldoveanu, Cornell MacNeil, Bianca Berini

Votes: 6

19. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Rigoletto (1981)

150 min | Music

Rigoletto, jester to the Duke, has made enemies of everyone at court. The men kidnap his mistress, unaware she is Rigoletto's daughter. When Rigoletto finds the Duke has used his daughter, he plans his own revenge, but it backfires.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Louis Quilico, Christiane Eda-Pierre, Luciano Pavarotti, Isola Jones

Votes: 15

20. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: La Bohème (1982)

123 min | Music

Starving artist and consumptive seamstress fall in love, have trouble maintaining the relationship. His painter friend also has romantic troubles with his ambitious grisette.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Richard Stilwell, José Carreras, James Morris, Allan Monk

Votes: 56

21. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Der Rosenkavalier (1982)

Music

The Marschallin has been carrying on an affair with Count Octavian. When she sends him on an errand on behalf of Baron Ochs, he meets Sophie; it's love at first sight for the youngsters. The Marschallin realizes she must end the affair.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Tatiana Troyanos, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kurt Moll, Judith Blegen

Votes: 9

22. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Idomeneo (1982)

183 min | Music

Returning home from the Trojan Wars during a storm, Idomeneo, the king of Crete, vows to sacrifice to Neptune (the Greek god Poseidon) the first living creature he meets ashore in return ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Ileana Cotrubas, Frederica von Stade, Loretta Di Franco, Batyah Godfrey Ben-David

Votes: 27

23. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Tannhäuser (1982)

190 min | Music

Tannhauser longs for earthly life, rejects Venus, returns to mortal Elisabeth. He's condemned by the Landgrave for his carnality, and sent to Rome. The Pope predicts forgiveness is as likely as his walking stick is of sprouting new shoots.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Richard Cassilly, Éva Marton, Tatiana Troyanos, Bernd Weikl

Votes: 20

24. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Hansel and Gretel (1982)

104 min | Music

A live Metropolitan Opera Christmas Day broadcast of Humperdinck's opera.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Frederica von Stade, Judith Blegen, Jean Kraft, Michael Devlin

Votes: 15

25. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Don Carlo (1983)

Music

Don Carlo, crown prince of Spain, falls in love with Elisabeth of Valois, originally promised to him but later married to his father King Philip, as part of the terms of a peace treaty ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Peter Sliker, Betsy Norden, Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 28

27. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Ernani (1983)

142 min | Music

Former nobleman Ernani leads a group of bandits who also help to fight tyranny in France. Alliances shift, and Ernani makes a fatal promise.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Luciano Pavarotti, Leona Mitchell, Ruggero Raimondi, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 19

28. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: La forza del destino (1984)

180 min | Music

Leonora plans to elope with Don Alvaro, but he accidentally shoots and kills her father, who curses them as he dies. The lovers go on the run, but get separated. Bent on revenge, Leonora's brother Don Carlo, hunts them down.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Richard Vernon, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci

Votes: 24

31. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Aida (1985)

Music

Egypt is at war with Ethiopia. Aida, captive Ethiopian slave, is in love Radames, captain of the Egyptian army. Amneris, Pharoah's daughter, is also in love with Radames. Aida is forced to choose either loyalty to Ethiopia or Radames.

Stars: Fiorenza Cossotto, Simon Estes, James McCracken, Leontyne Price

Votes: 11

32. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Tosca (1985)

127 min | Music

An opera in three acts about an escaped political prisoner, a prima donna, and the brutal chief of the secret police.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, James Courtney

Votes: 73

33. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Le nozze di Figaro (1985)

Music

Count Almaviva has been making advances toward his wife's maid, Susanna, and everyone knows it. Susanna is supposed to marry Figaro now; the Count wants to delay it. His wife, Susanna and Figaro come up with a scheme to expose the Count.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, Kathleen Battle, Thomas Allen, Carol Vaness

Votes: 7

34. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: L'italiana in Algeri (1986)

Not Rated | 157 min | Music

A typical rescue opera involves a kidnapped young woman who faces torture or death - until her heroic lover shows up. But in this one, the roles are reversed: it's a man in desperate trouble, and his clever girlfriend gets him out of it.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Marilyn Horne, Douglas Ahlstedt, Allan Monk, Paolo Montarsolo

Votes: 11

35. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Die Fledermaus (1986)

Music

Gabriel Eisenstein was sentenced to a week in jail, but first he plans to attend one last blow-out party before starting jail time. Tipped off to his plans, his wife goes to the party in disguise. How far can he go before he's found out?

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Kiri Te Kanawa, Håkan Hagegård, Judith Blegen, David Rendall

36. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Dialogues des Carmélites (1987)

Music

Blanche joined a convent to escape the Reign of Terror. Convent life challenges her.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Maria Ewing, Régine Crespin, Jessye Norman, Florence Quivar

37. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Les contes d'Hoffmann (1988)

Music

Hoffmann, the eternally romantic poet, looks for love in all the wrong places. His first love is a mechanical doll, his second love is a sickly singer, and his third love is a prostitute. The devil seems to thwart him every time.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Neil Shicoff, Gwendolyn Bradley, Tatiana Troyanos, Roberta Alexander

39. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Il trovatore (1988)

132 min | Music

Troubadour Manrico, kidnapped and raised by gypsy Azucena, courts Leonora and she loves him. Count di Luna wants Leonora, vows to destroy Manrico, not knowing they are actually brothers.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti

Votes: 64

40. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1988)

160 min | Music

Barber facilitates Count's courtship of Doctor's ward, while Doctor wants to marry her himself.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Leo Nucci, Kathleen Battle, Rockwell Blake, Enzo Dara

Votes: 16

41. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Aida (1989)

158 min | Music

Pharaoh's daughter Amneris loves general Radames, but he loves slave Aida. Aida's father leads the Ethiopian army to invade Egypt. When he's captured, he wants Aida to gain military secrets from Radames.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Aprile Millo, Dolora Zajick, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 77

44. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary Gala (1991)

240 min | Music

Stars of the Met perform Verdi: Rigoletto (Act III), Verdi: Otello (Act III), and J.Strauss: Die Fledermaus (Act II).

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Leo Nucci, Cheryl Studer, Luciano Pavarotti

Votes: 14

45. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: La fanciulla del West (1992)

140 min | Music

Minnie, barkeeper to a camp of gold miners, has fallen for a mysterious visitor from Sacramento. Meanwhile, a notorious bandit is on the loose, and Sheriff Rance and a lynch mob is hot on his trail. Minnie comes to the rescue.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Leonard Slatkin, Barbara Daniels, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 29

49. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Il Tabarro/Pagliacci (1994)

141 min | Music

9.2