With Pioneer Classics (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Lucia di Lammermoor (I) (1983 TV Movie)

128 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Enrico wants sister Lucia to marry Arturo for political gain. Lucia loves his enemy Edgardo. When Edgardo is away, Enrico shows her a forged letter saying Edgardo is now married and to ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus, Pablo Elvira, Paul Plishka

Votes: 59

2. Carmen by Georges Bizet (1991 TV Movie)

162 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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Director: Barrie Gavin | Stars: Zubin Mehta, Maria Ewing, Luis Lima, Leontina Vaduva

Votes: 49

3. Roméo et Juliette (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 176 min | Drama, Romance, Music

7.7
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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Roberto Alagna, Leontina Vaduva, Anna Maria Panzarella, Robert Lloyd

Votes: 22

4. Stiffelio (1993 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: José Carreras, Gwynne Howell, Gregory Yurisich, Adele Paxton

Votes: 27

5. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: La Bohème (1982)

123 min | Music

8.5
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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: 58

6. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Idomeneo (1982)

183 min | Music

8.3
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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: 28

7. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Un ballo in maschera (1980)

149 min | Music

8.2
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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: 22

8. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Les Troyens (1983)

250 min | Music

7.9
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Tatiana Troyanos, Jessye Norman, Plácido Domingo, Allan Monk

Votes: 22

9. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Ernani (1983)

142 min | Music

8.9
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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: 20

10. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Francesca da Rimini (1984)

148 min | Music

8.7
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Richard Fredricks

Votes: 19

11. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Elektra (1980)

110 min | Music

8.3
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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: 22

12. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: L'elisir d'amore (1981)

132 min | Music

8.2
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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: 13

13. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: La fanciulla del West (1992)

140 min | Music

7.8
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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: 30

14. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Manon Lescaut (1980)

133 min | Music

7.5
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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: 31

15. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Hansel and Gretel (1982)

104 min | Music

8.8
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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: 17

16. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Tosca (1985)

127 min | Music

8.2
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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: 75


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