Broadcast premiere of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette on Great Performances at the Met, starring Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Isabel Leonard and Nathan Gunn with Plácido Domingo conducting, is schedule on 6. April 2008. This performance was live broadcasted to select theaters over the world on 15. December 2007.
Bellini's I Puritani performance on 6. January 2007, live broadcasted last season of Great Performances at the Met, will be broadcasted as an encore on 4. May. Now in its second year, "The Met: Live in HD" is presented in more than 600 theaters in 15 different countries and, so far this season, have been seen by nearly 650,000 people around the world who have joined together to experience the excitement and drama of live opera in movie theaters. The transmissions are produced by leading television and film directors. Mobile cameras capture the spectacle of the live performances and provide a front-row perspective. The viewing experience is enhanced by backstage coverage, including live interviews with the artists. Also presented on Thirteen HD, the television broadcasts are presented in their original high definition format, with Dolby 5.1 digital Surround Sound.
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: "Roméo et Juliette" Broadcast in HD starting April 6, 2008 on PBS
Great Performances at the Met PBS Schedule, 28. March 2008