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Star-Spangled Spectacular

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John Lithgow hosts a two-hour event with Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning performers, along with co-host Jordin Sparks on September 13 at 8 pm, live from Baltimore's harbor. Performers celebrating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem include Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, Little Big Town, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, and Train.

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Video thumbnail: Great Performances Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

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Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

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Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

1:13:10

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Great Performances

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

A legend's career retrospective, with new interviews, performance footage, and more.

53:14

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

53:14

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

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Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

Composer John Williams is paid tribute at the LA Phil's gala opening night concert.

1:25:46

Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

1:25:46

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Driving Miss Daisy

Great Performances

Driving Miss Daisy

Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

1:23:30

Driving Miss Daisy

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Clips of Great Performances285

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

Great Performances

Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna perform an excerpt from the Act II duet.

1:30

Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

1:30

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

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Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

Kristine Opolais sings an excerpt from Manon's aria from Act IV

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Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

1:53

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

Great Performances

Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

Roberto Alagna sings an excerpt from des Grieux's aria.

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Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

0:58

Video thumbnail: Great Performances In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

Great Performances

In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel discusses the central importance of music in Jewish life.

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In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

2:01

Video thumbnail: Great Performances 'Before The Deluge' by Joan Baez and Jackson Browne

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'Before The Deluge' by Joan Baez and Jackson Browne

Joan Baez and Jackson Browne sing Browne's song, "Before The Deluge"

1:56

'Before The Deluge' by Joan Baez and Jackson Browne

1:56

Video thumbnail: Great Performances Joan Baez with Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Joan Baez with Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter

Joan Baez, Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter sing "The Water Is Wide."

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Joan Baez with Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter

1:46

Video thumbnail: Great Performances GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers - Leila's Act I Aria

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GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers - Leila's Act I Aria

Diana Damrau sings an excerpt from "O Dieu Brahma," Leila's Act 1 aria.

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GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers - Leila's Act I Aria

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Video thumbnail: Great Performances GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers Men's Duet in Act I

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GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers Men's Duet in Act I

Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien sing "Au fond du temple saint" in The Pearl Fishers

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GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers Men's Duet in Act I

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Previews of Great Performances162

Video thumbnail: Great Performances The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

Great Performances

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

he Wars of the Roses will continue the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations.

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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

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Video thumbnail: Great Performances Great Performances at the Met: Manon Lescaut

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Great Performances at the Met: Manon Lescaut

Hear Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna as the ill-fated lovers in Puccini’s opera.

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Great Performances at the Met: Manon Lescaut

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Video thumbnail: Great Performances Great Performances at the Met: Roberto Devereux

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Great Performances at the Met: Roberto Devereux

Experience the final opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy.

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Great Performances at the Met: Roberto Devereux

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Video thumbnail: Great Performances Great Performances at the Met: Madama Butterfly

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Great Performances at the Met: Madama Butterfly

The late Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed production of Puccini’s classic.

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Great Performances at the Met: Madama Butterfly

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