The Met’s acclaimed new production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been staged by the company in a century, comes to THIRTEEN’S Great Performances at the Met for the first time Sunday, May 22 at 12 p.m. on PBS(Check local listings). In […]
Joan Baez and David Crosby performed “Blackbird,” a song written by Lennon–McCartney, during the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York on January 27, 2016.
1. She was Bob’s Queen of Folk and the Apple of Steve’s Eye. Joan Baez was already a global star when she met Bob Dylan in 1961, and she played a big role in helping him launch his career. Later, she dated Steve Jobs – who happened to be a huge fan of Bob Dylan. […]
The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter shares an evening of his rock classics in Bryan Adams in Concert. Among the hit songs in the special are “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Summer of ‘69,” and “All for Love.”
JOAN BAEZ celebrated her 75th birthday on Saturday, January 27 at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. The special event honored her legendary 50 plus years in music with an intimate, career-spanning live performance. Baez performed alongside a remarkable array of superstar artists including: David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou […]
Soprano Marlis Petersen talks about learning and performing Berg’s compositional style that combined Romantic lyricism and twelve-tone technique.
Soprano Marlis Petersen, who plays the title role of Lulu, discusses the plot from her character’s point of view. She also describes the strengths and weaknesses of the ungraspable and wild Lulu.
Alban Berg’s Lulu is a complex, psychological thriller that became one of the most important and notorious stage works of the 20th century. Berg (1885-1935) adapted from the Lulu plays by German dramatist Frank Wedekind, who also wrote Spring Awakening. The opera draws from similar themes in the plays: loss of innocence and the high […]