The Metropolitan Opera performs six of its Saturday matinee performances.
Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 22 at 8:00 pm EDT
Un Ballo In Maschera #705
Marcelo Allvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Sondra Radvanovsky star in David Alden's production of Verdi's opera.
- KET Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 pm EDT
Radames, a military commander in Egypt, falls in love with Aida, a captured Ethiopian princess. Radames is loved by the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris, although he does not return her feelings.
- KET Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 am EDT
Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/gpatmet