With The Metropolitan Opera (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Margaret (I) (2011)

R | 150 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, J. Smith-Cameron

Votes: 15,329 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Yes, Giorgio (1982)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

3.8
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A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Luciano Pavarotti, Kathryn Harrold, Eddie Albert, Paola Borboni

Votes: 618 | Gross: $2.28M

3. La traviata (1982)

G | 109 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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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

4. Turandot (1987 TV Movie)

134 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: James Levine, Éva Marton, Plácido Domingo, Leona Mitchell

Votes: 121

5. Die abhandene Welt (2015)

101 min | Drama

5.5
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By pure coincidence, a photograph found on the internet by chance of a renowned American opera singer, Caterina Fabiani, throws the lives of Paul Kromberger and his daughter Sophie into ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Katja Riemann, Barbara Sukowa, Matthias Habich, Robert Seeliger

Votes: 165

6. The Opera House (2017)

111 min | Documentary

7.7
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74 Metascore

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present a special two-day event, The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, on January 13 and 17 only. The ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Froemke | Stars: Humphrey Burton, Leontyne Price

Votes: 66

7. Lucia di Lammermoor (2009 TV Special)

Musical

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Lucia is a mentally frail young woman who finds herself caught in the enmity between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Ildar Abdrazakov, Piotr Beczala, Mariusz Kwiecien, Anna Netrebko

8. Don Carlo (1980 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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King Phillip's court is plagued by rebels, family squabbles and intrigue. The Spanish Inquisition tries to exert its influence. The tension finally ignites at the King's coronation, where heretics are to be burned at the stake.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Vasile Moldoveanu, Renata Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, Tatiana Troyanos

9. The Ghosts of Versailles (1992 TV Movie)

174 min | Drama, Musical

8.5
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Teresa Stratas, Marilyn Horne, Graham Clark, Gino Quilico

Votes: 18

10. The Queen of Spades (1999 TV Movie)

171 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.4
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Galina Gorchakova, Plácido Domingo, Elisabeth Söderström, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Votes: 23

11. The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala (1983 TV Special)

Music

8.7
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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: John Alexander, Lucine Amara, Martina Arroyo, Metropolitan Opera Ballet

Votes: 18

12. Fidelio (2000 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Falk Struckmann, René Pape

Votes: 29

13. 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: 55

14. Andrea Chénier (1996 TV Movie)

122 min | Drama, Music

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Andrea Chenier is a poet during the French Revolution. He and Maddalena are in love. Gerard, former servant in Maddalena's house, denounces them to the Tribunal, but recants it too late. The lovers go to the guillotine together.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Guleghina, Juan Pons, Stephanie Blythe

15. Don Giovanni (2000 TV Movie)

Music

9.0
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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. Le Nozze di Figaro (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Countess tries to reform her philandering husband with the aid of 3 servants just before 2 of them are to marry.

Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Vito Priante, Lydia Teuscher, Andrew Shore, Ann Murray

17. Nabucco (2002 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Juan Pons, Maria Guleghina, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Wendy White

Votes: 22

18. Mefistofele (2014)

140 min | Music

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A forlorn, aged philosopher sets out on a perilous course when he makes a deal with the Devil in this monumental treatment of the Faust tale--an enticingly impressive production from the San Francisco Opera.

Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Ildar Abdrazakov, Ramón Vargas, Patricia Racette, Erin Johnson

19. Fedora (1997 TV Movie)

Music, Drama

7.4
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Ainhoa Arteta, Dwayne Croft

Votes: 19

20. Elektra, tragédie en un acte (2013 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Stéphane Metge | Stars: Evelyn Herlitzius, Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Mikhail Petrenko

21. Un ballo in maschera (1991 TV Movie)

136 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Aprile Millo, Harolyn Blackwell, Florence Quivar

Votes: 27

22. Don Carlo (2010 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

8.4
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Stars: Rolando Villazón, Marina Poplavskaya, Simon Keenlyside, Sonia Ganassi

Votes: 5

23. Madama Butterfly (1995 TV Movie)

Music, Drama

7.8
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Catherine Malfitano, Richard Leech, Wendy White, Dwayne Croft

Votes: 9

24. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2001 TV Movie)

266 min | Music

8.3
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To win Eva's hand in marriage, Walther must win First Place in the Nurnberg Singing Contest. He has a formidable opponent in stodgy old Beckmesser, but the cobbler Hans Sachs is on hand to help.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Morris, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Thomas Allen

Votes: 10

25. L'elisir d'amore (1991 TV Movie)

129 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Peasant boy buys love potion to woo rich girl. When that fails, he enlists in the army for a cash bonus, and buys more potion.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, Enzo Dara

Votes: 58

26. La forza del destino (1996 TV Movie)

Music

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Stars: Sharon Sweet, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov, Roberto Scandiuzzi

Votes: 8

27. Domingo/Milnes Met Gala Concert (1983 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, James Levine, Russell Christopher

28. Price/Horne Met Gala Concert (1982 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne, James Levine, Speight Jenkins

29. Domingo/Troyanos Met Gala Concert (1982 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Tatiana Troyanos, Plácido Domingo, James Levine, Isola Jones

30. Der Rosenkavalier (1949 TV Special)

240 min | Music

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The first ever complete telecast of a Richard Strauss opera.

Stars: Risë Stevens, Eleanor Steber, Emanuel List, Erna Berger

31. 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: 57

32. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Don Carlo (1983)

Music

8.8
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Don Carlo, crown prince of Spain, falls in love with Elisabeth of Valois, originally promised to him but later married to his father King Philip, as part of the terms of a peace treaty ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Peter Sliker, Betsy Norden, Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 29

33. 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

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

149 min | Music

8.1
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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: 21

35. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Semiramide (1990)

219 min | Music

8.3
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Stanford Olsen, Samuel Ramey

Votes: 18

36. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Tannhäuser (1982)

190 min | Music

7.7
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Tannhauser longs for earthly life, rejects Venus, returns to mortal Elisabeth. He's condemned by the Landgrave for his carnality, and sent to Rome. The Pope predicts forgiveness is as likely as his walking stick is of sprouting new shoots.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Richard Cassilly, Éva Marton, Tatiana Troyanos, Bernd Weikl

Votes: 23

37. 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

38. 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

39. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Il trovatore (1988)

132 min | Music

8.6
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Troubadour Manrico, kidnapped and raised by gypsy Azucena, courts Leonora and she loves him. Count di Luna wants Leonora, vows to destroy Manrico, not knowing they are actually brothers.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti

Votes: 65

40. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Aida (1989)

158 min | Music

8.6
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Pharaoh's daughter Amneris loves general Radames, but he loves slave Aida. Aida's father leads the Ethiopian army to invade Egypt. When he's captured, he wants Aida to gain military secrets from Radames.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Aprile Millo, Dolora Zajick, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 78

41. 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

42. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Ariadne auf Naxos (1988)

146 min | Music

8.2
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Tatiana Troyanos, James King

Votes: 22

43. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1988)

160 min | Music

8.4
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Barber facilitates Count's courtship of Doctor's ward, while Doctor wants to marry her himself.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Leo Nucci, Kathleen Battle, Rockwell Blake, Enzo Dara

Votes: 17

44. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Carmen (1987)

172 min | Music

8.3
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Gypsy Carmen picks soldier Don Jose as her latest conquest, costs him his career, takes up with a toreador while he's in jail, recruits him for the smuggling ring, and foresees her own death.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Agnes Baltsa, Leona Mitchell, José Carreras

Votes: 102

45. 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

46. 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: 12

47. 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

48. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: La forza del destino (1984)

180 min | Music

8.5
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Leonora plans to elope with Don Alvaro, but he accidentally shoots and kills her father, who curses them as he dies. The lovers go on the run, but get separated. Bent on revenge, Leonora's brother Don Carlo, hunts them down.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Richard Vernon, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci

Votes: 26

49. 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

50. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Il Tabarro/Pagliacci (1994)

141 min | Music

9.1
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A jealous husband and his wife in a theatrical company.

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

Votes: 30


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