Encores! Great Performances at the Met

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19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past 8 seasons of Great Performances at the Met broadcasts, performed by today's greatest opera stars and talents. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide variety of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Placido Domingo Renee Fleming Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Florez, Jonas Kauffman and Voigt herself. These extraordinary moments, selected from more than 75 productions, were initially seen as part of the Met's global Live in HD  movie theater transmissions. Support WXXI at the $10-a-month level, and the DVD is yours, with our thanks.

Act 1   "Chacun le sait, chacun le dit" La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti) Natalie Dessay

"Ah, mes amis" La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti) Juan Diego Flórez

"Figlia impure di Bolena" Maria Stuarda (Donizetti) Joyce DiDonato, Elza van den Heever

"Pourquoi me reveiller" Werthe r (Massenet) Jonas Kaufmann

Final Scene, Carmen  (Bizet) Elina Garanca, Roberto Alagna

Act 2   "So anch' io la virtu magica" Don Pasquale (Donizetti) Anna Netrebko 

"How Soft and Sweet Your Magic Tone" The Magic Flute  (Mozart) Matthew Polenzani

"En proie à la tristesse" Le Comte Ory  (Rossini) Diana Damrau 

"Plebe! Patrizi!" Simon Boccanegra  (Verdi) Plácido Domingo with Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, James Morris 

Final Scene, Eugene Onegin  (Tchaikovsky) Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky 

Act 3   "Largo al factotum" Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Peter Mattei

"Fin ch'han dal vino" Don Giovanni  (Mozart) Mariusz Kwiecien

"D'amor sull'ali rosee" Il Trovatore  (Verdi) Sondra Radvanovsky

Liebestod, Tristan und Isolde  (Wagner) Deborah Voigt

Act 4   "Questa o quella" Rigoletto  (Verdi) Piotr Beczala

"Un bel dì vedremo" Madama Butterfly  (Puccini) Patricia Racette

Death Scene,  Boris Godunov  (Mussorgsky) René Pape

"O soave fanciulla" La Bohème  (Puccini) Kristine Opolais, Vittorio Grigolo 

Act 5   "Loge, hör!" Die Walküre  (Wagner) Bryn Terfel