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4. Callas Forever (2002)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

The last days of legendary opera singer Maria Callas.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan

Votes: 2,042 | Gross: $0.45M

5. Callas: A Documentary (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

Documentary about opera diva Maria Callas.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis, Graziella Sciutti, Luchino Visconti

Votes: 30

10. 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

11. Cavalleria rusticana (1982 TV Movie)

70 min | Musical

Turridu is spotted by his wife, Santuzza, returning from the home of his lover, Lola. He is also seen on the road by Lola's husband, Alfio. While he suspects nothing, Santuzza knows exactly... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Yelena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Fedora Barbieri

Votes: 196

13. Don Giovanni (2000 TV Movie)

Music

Don Giovanni is the man every woman wants, and every man wants to be. But when he commits murder in his pursuit of women and pleasure, and later insults the statue of the man he killed, there is Hell to pay.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Paul Groves, Solveig Kringelborn

Votes: 37

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

141 min | Music

A jealous husband and his wife in a theatrical company.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Juan Pons, Florence Quivar

Votes: 30

18. La Bohème (2003 TV Movie)

Music, Drama, Romance

During the 1830s in Paris, a group of starvjng artists share poverty, happiness, love, sickness, death, and grief.

Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Marcelo Álvarez, Natale De Carolis, Matteo Peirone, Cristina Gallardo Domas

Votes: 16

19. 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: 57

22. La traviata (1982)

G | 109 min | Drama, Music

Violetta meets Alfredo and quickly falls for him. After the lovers run away together, they live in bliss for a short time. However, Alfredo's father, Giorgio, starts to interfere, concerned... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Allan Monk

Votes: 1,285 | Gross: $3.78M

24. Madama Butterfly (II) (2004 TV Movie)

142 min | Drama, Musical

Puccini's Madama Butterfly - the composer's self-proclaimed favourite work and certainly one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire - is brought to life at the worldfamous Arena di ... See full summary »

Director: George Blume | Stars: Alessandro Battiato, Mina Blum, Carlo Bosi, Fiorenza Cedolins

Votes: 5

25. Maria Callas at Covent Garden (1964 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Music

Few of Maria Callas's performances were filmed, so these two gala concerts recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1962 and 1964 are special. On 4 November 1962, it was before ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maria Callas, Renato Cioni, Tito Gobbi, Robert Bowman

Votes: 69

27. Maria Callas: Life and Art (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Maria Callas: Life and Art is a brilliant documentary of opera diva Maria Callas. The documentary includes extensive interviews with her friends and colleagues, as well as performance footage.

Directors: Alan Lewens, Alastair Mitchell | Stars: Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Carlo Maria Giulini, Franco Zeffirelli

Votes: 45

28. Maria Callas: Living and Dying for Art and Love (2004 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

Documentary about the legendary Diva Maria Callas.

Director: Steve Cole | Stars: Maria Callas, Judi Dench, Plácido Domingo, Alan Sievewright

Votes: 9

29. Maria Callas: Vissi d'arte (1978 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Music

Portrait of American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas with excerpts from the following programs or films: "Grande Nuit de l'Opéra 1958", "Trois Jours avec Maria Callas", "L'invité du Dimanche", and "Médée" (1969) by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Directors: Brigitte Carreau, Alain Ferrari | Stars: Maria Callas, Fedora Barbieri, Nicola Benois, Cathy Berberian

30. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Opening Night Gala Starring Renée Fleming (2008)

Musical

Keeping with a long-standing tradition, Renee Fleming kicks off the new season at the Met with scenes from Verdi's Traviata, Massenet's Manon, and Strauss' Capriccio. She is joined by Ramon Vargas and Thomas Hampson.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Renée Fleming, Marco Armiliato, Griff Braun, Dwayne Croft

Votes: 6

31. Otello (1986)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Music

Based on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Díaz, Petra Malakova

Votes: 488 | Gross: $0.19M

32. Otello (1976 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Stars: Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Piero Cappuccilli, Giuliano Ciannella

Votes: 24

33. 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: 11

34. 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

35. Pagliacci (1982 TV Movie)

72 min | Music

The story is set in southern Italy and recounts the tragedy of Canio, the lead clown in a commedia dell'arte troupe, his wife Nedda, and her lover, Silvio.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Juan Pons, Alberto Rinaldi

Votes: 210

37. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Plácido Domingo: The Time of My Life (2009)

Documentary, History

Legendary opera singer Placido Domingo looks back on his career as he embarks on his first role as a baritone.

Director: Steve Cole | Stars: Alan Yentob, Daniel Barenboim, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo

39. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini: La Bohème (2008)

150 min | Musical

Imagine a world where taste and sensitivity have been overrun by gaudy excess and marketing hyperbole, where Puccini's quiet, intimate love-story can at last be told with A Cast of Thousands and a Real, Live Military Marching Band.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Ramón Vargas, Ainhoa Arteta, Ludovic Tézier

Votes: 30

42. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini: Turandot (2009)

Musical

To win the hand of Princess Turandot, suitors must first answer her three riddles, but an incorrect answer sends the suitor to the executioner. A stranger with no name, who no-one knows, tries. Will he win her hand, or lose his head?

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Maria Guleghina, Marcello Giordani, Marina Poplavskaya, Samuel Ramey

Votes: 22

43. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The Audition (2008)

Musical

An engrossing behind-the-scenes quasi-documentary as 10 hopefuls vie for a spot on the Met's roster.

Director: Susan Froemke | Stars: Jamie Barton, Kiera Duffy, Michael Fabiano, Dísella Lárusdóttir

Votes: 33

45. 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: 15

46. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )

Music

This is the 1977 television recording of the Rise and Fall of Managing by Kurt Weill

Stars: Metropolitan Opera Chorus, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 23