“Great Performances at the Met” brings the best of the Metropolitan Opera into the homes of classical music fans across the United States. Now returning to Sundays at 9 a.m. on Arizona PBS, enjoy a summer of luscious productions.
July 7: “Aida”
Conducted by Nicola Luisotti, Verdi’s grand opera stars vocal powerhouses Anna Netrebko in the title role and Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris as they go toe to toe in this classic love story featuring a number of Verdi’s most celebrated arias.
July 14: “Marnie”
Watch composer Nico Muhly’s reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities. Starring Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman as Mark Rutland. Robert Spano conducts.
July 21: “La Fanciulla Del West”
Watch Puccini’s blazing love story set in the Wild West, based on David Belasco’s play “The Girl of the Golden West,” starring Eva-Maria Westbroek and Jonas Kaufmann. Marco Armiliato conducts.
July 28: “Samson et Dalila”
Watch Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic based on the tale of Samson and Delilah from the Book of Judges. Starring tenor Roberto Alagna and mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca in the title roles. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
August 4: “La Traviata”
See Michael Mayer’s richly textured production of Verdi’s classic opera, starring soprano Diana Damrau as the tragic heroine Violetta and Juan Diego Florez as her hapless lover Alfredo. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.
August 11: “Adriana Lecouvreur”
Watch Cilea’s classic opera starring Anna Netrebko in the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and-offstage passion, with Piotr Beczala as her lover, Maurizio.