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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 - About the Concert

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace.

Jul 30th, 2014 | Comments

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl - Dudamel on Verdi's Requiem, Plus Primer

Using his hands, voice and growls, Gustavo Dudamel can describe Verdi's Requiem as passionately as he conducts it. Watch the interview and rehearsal footage.

Jul 29th, 2014 | Comments

GP at The Met: Werther - Jonas Kaufmann Sings "Pourquoi me réveiller"

In this excerpt from Act III of Massenet's opera, Jonas Kaufmann sings the aria, "Pourquoi me réveiller."

Jul 18th, 2014 | Comments

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert - Elaine Stritch: In Memoriam (1925 - 2014)

Great Performances mourns the passing of the Broadway and West End legend who was equally adept at musicals, drama and comedy. Here Stritch sings "I'm Still Here" at Stephen Sondheim's birthday tribute in 2010.

Jul 17th, 2014 | Comments

Star-Spangled Spectacular - About the Program

John Lithgow hosts Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem, a live broadcast from Baltimore, Maryland, on September 13, 2014. Music stars Kristin Chenoweth, Little Big Town, Pentatonix and more artists celebrate the 200th anniversary of the penning of the country’s national anthem.

Jul 17th, 2014

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl - Preview the Concert

The acclaimed performance celebrating the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth is interspersed with archival footage and features the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and internationally acclaimed soloists.

Jul 16th, 2014 | Comments

GP at The Met: Werther - Sophie Koch Sings Charlotte's Aria

French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (Charlotte) sings Charlotte's aria from Act III.

Jul 15th, 2014 | Comments

Lorin Maazel: In Memoriam (1930 - 2014)

American conductor, composer and violinist Lorin Maazel (1930-2014) died on July 13, 2014. Maestro Maazel was featured on several Great Performances programs over the decades.

Jul 14th, 2014 | Comments

GP at The Met: Werther - Jonas Kaufmann Sings "O Nature"

In this final dress rehearsal excerpt of Act I of Jules Massenet’s Werther, tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Werther) sings "O nature."

Jul 10th, 2014 | Comments

GP at The Met: Werther - Photos: The Look of Unrequited Love in Werther

These fine photos of the new Metropolitan Opera production of Werther show tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Werther) and mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (Charlotte) expressing the throes of unrequited love.

Jul 10th, 2014 | Comments
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