Announcements

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: The Inaugural Concert

Dudamel at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

by Jennifer Melick. Originally published for WNET.org’s SundayArts Blog. When Gustavo Dudamel’s in town, you go. So on Saturday night, I caught the opening concert of the Israel Philharmonic’s U.S. tour with Dudamel at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, just prior to his two Carnegie Hall concerts on November 16 and 17. […]

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: The Inaugural Concert

Dudamania in 2008

by Jennifer Melick. Originally published for WNET.org’s SundayArts Blog. Pity the Rodolfo and Mimì pouring out their hearts this July in La Scala’s La Bohème. It’s possible that more people will be craning their necks to see 27-year-old Venezuelan conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel in the pit, than either the Mimì (Italian soprano Carmela Remigio) or […]

Mary Travers

GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of Mary Travers (1936 – 2009) of the iconic, 1960s folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary. A steadfast supporter of public television, Mary Travers’ many PBS appearances include the 1996 GREAT PERFORMANCES’s special, “Lifelines,” featuring the trio in a nostalgic concert of their signature songs dating back to the […]

Walter Cronkite

“Walter Cronkite loved music and dancing, which is why he jumped  at the opportunity to return to Vienna in1984–where he had been stationed  as a correspondent following World War II–to host the 1985 Vienna  Philharmonic’s New Year’s Day Concert.  For nearly a quarter of a  century, he created a tradition on PBS of ushering in […]

Cast and Credits

In memory of Anthony Minghella Directed by GARY HALVORSON Conductor PATRICK SUMMERS Production ANTHONY MINGHELLA Director and Choreographer CAROLYN CHOA Set Designer MICHAEL LEVINE Costume Designer HAN FENG Lighting Designer PETER MUMFORD Puppetry BLIND SUMMIT THEATRE MARK DOWN NICK BARNES Host RENÉE FLEMING Cast in order of vocal appearance Lt. B.F. Pinkerton MARCELLO GIORDANI Goro […]

Dorothy Cullman

GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of one of our greatest champions and patrons, Dorothy Cullman.  From the very start of Thirteen/WNET in the 1960s, Dorothy and her husband Lewis have been major supporters of the station’s arts programming, and great believers in the role public television should play in American life.  In addition to many […]