Now in its 41st season on PBS, Great Performances (along with its sub-series Great Performances@The Met and Dance in America) brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience.
The only continuing primetime performance showcase on American television, Great Performances presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries. With its programs garnering 65 Emmy Awards and four George Foster Peabody Awards, the series has received every major television honor.
Regardless of geographic or economic limitations, Great Performances insures its audiences “the best seats in the house” with a roster of artists and performing arts companies that represent a “Who’s Who” of excellence and virtuosity in the international performing arts.
Great Performances is funded by the Irene Diamond Fund, The Starr Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Agnes Varis Trust, the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, and PBS.