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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

GP at the Met: Prince Igor - About the Opera

The Russian epic Prince Igor, performed by the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years, comes to Great Performances at the Met on June 22, 2014.

May 28th, 2014 | Comments

GP at the Met: Rusalka - Watch Renée Fleming Sing "Song to the Moon"

Renée Fleming has sung the role of Rusalka more than any other artist in the Metropolitan Opera's history. Watch an excerpt of Fleming singing the aria "Song to the Moon."

May 15th, 2014 | Comments

GP at the Met: Rusalka - About the Performance

Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rusalka, Dvořák's lyrical fairy-tale opera. Great Performances at the Met: Rusalka airs Sunday, May 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS. Fleming won the Met's National Council Auditions 25 years ago singing the forlorn mermaid's famous aria "Song to the Moon" and has sung the role of Rusalka more than any other artist in the Metropolitan Opera's history.

May 2nd, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Watch the Ballet's Full Program

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet, about a young woman who endures a decades-long slumber, is given a Gothic spin by choreographer Matthew Bourne, with fairies, vampires and decadent opulence.

Apr 28th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - The Curse is Broken in Sleeping Beauty

Leo's kiss of true love breaks the curse that has held Princess Aurora (Hannah Vassallo) under its spell. After 100 years of sleep, Aurora discovers Leo (Dominic North) has been transformed in order to have eternal life and reunite with her.

Apr 24th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Interview with Matthew Bourne on Good Storytelling in Ballet

See rehearsal footage for Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beautyand hear how the innovative choreographer approaches creating works for audiences familiar with classic ballets and those who have never seen dance before.

Apr 24th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Photos of a Sleeping Beauty Like No Other

British choreographer Matthew Bourne has created a Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that drips with candle wax and vampire blood, and opens its eyes to modern times. Learn about the plot and see photos from the daring ballet production.

Apr 23rd, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Rose Adagio Duet from Sleeping Beauty

This playful, romantic duet set to Tchaikovsky's Rose Adagio is a dance between Princess Aurora (Hannah Vassallo) and the gardener Leo (Dominic North).

Apr 17th, 2014 | Comments
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