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Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden - In Memoriam to Pete Seeger. Watch Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

In memoriam to Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 - Jan. 27, 2014), Great Performances looks back to his milestone 90th birthday concert in 2009, when a multi-generational roster of artists shaped by Seeger’s vision gathered at Madison Square Garden to celebrate with him.

Jan 28th, 2014 | Comments

GP at the Met: Eugene Onegin (2014) - About the Opera

Tchaikovsky’s romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin, starring Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala, is the season premiere of THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met.

Jan 3rd, 2014 | Comments

40th Anniversary Celebration - About the Concert

Julie Andrews, Patti Austin, Michael Bublé, Elīna Garança, Josh Groban, Don Henley, Audra McDonald, Peter Martins, Itzhak Perlman, and David Hyde Pierce pay tribute to television’s longest-running performing arts showcase. The celebration airs Friday, October 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

Sep 17th, 2013 | Comments

GP at the Met: Giulio Cesare - About the Opera

David Daniels and Natalie Dessay Star as Caesar and Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, September 1 on PBS (check local listings


GP at the Met: Francesca da Rimini - About the Opera

Riccardo Zandonai’s masterpiece Francesca da Rimini, staged by the Met for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 18 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.)

Jul 19th, 2013 | Comments

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare's History Plays - Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard II

You may my glories and my state depose, but not my griefs; still am I king of those. Derek Jacobi looks at Richard II and returns to a role he played 30 years ago: the story of a king who loses his crown.

Jul 9th, 2013 | Comments

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare's History Plays - About the Series

Shakespeare's “Richard II,” “Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2,” and “Henry V” stars a distinguished cast including Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Rory Kinnear, Simon Russell Beale, Michelle Dockery, and Patrick Stewart airs September 20 – October 11, 2013.

Jul 9th, 2013 | Comments

GP at the Met: Les Troyens - About the Opera

A rare production of Berlioz’s epic based on Virgil's Aeneid premieres on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 30 at 12 noon and stars Fabio Luisi conducts the five-act tragedy, which stars Deborah Voigt as Cassandra, Susan Graham as Dido, and Bryan Hymel as Aeneas.

May 16th, 2013 | Comments

GP at the Met: Aida - About the Opera

One of the most popular and beloved operas of all time, Aida, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of Ancient Egypt, comes to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 9 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings).

May 13th, 2013 | Comments
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