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will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special

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International superstar will.i.am performs from London’s historic Royal Albert Hall in a one-night-only concert event. The Grammy-, Emmy- and Latin Grammy-winning artist, writer and producer reunites with members of the Black Eyed Peas on stage for the first time in over six years, plus special guests Pia Mia, Eva Simons and Lydia Lucy (“The Voice […]

Great Performances: The Opera House

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Premieres Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen […]

GP at the Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

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Pretty Yende and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sing an excerpt from Adina and Dulcamara’s Act II. Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, April 29 at 12:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with Donizetti’s classic comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore. Pretty Yende portrays the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, with Davide Luciano […]

GP at the Met: The Exterminating Angel

Composer Thomas Adès Discusses Surreal Influences for The Exterminating Angel

Composer and Conductor Thomas Adès and Librettist and Director Tom Cains discuss the influences for The Exterminating Angel, including the classic Luis Buñuel film. They also analyze the opera’s dramatic music, set and costumes. Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues on PBS on Sunday, March 25, at 12:00pm with the American premiere of […]

GP at the Met: The Exterminating Angel

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Premieres Nationwide Sunday, March 25, at 12:00pm on PBS (check local listings) Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues on PBS on Sunday, March 25, at 12:00pm with the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. The Exterminating Angel […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

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Now Streaming: Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, hip-hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas on Collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas reflects on partnering with the Kennedy Center to perform a symphonic rendition of his album “Illmatic” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. National Symphony Orchestra Conductor Steven Reineke discusses branching out into hip-hop and rap for the first time as a classical orchestra conductor. Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas on Performing at the Kennedy Center

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas describes his experiences writing “Illmatic” in the projects of NYC and performing it twenty years later at the Kennedy Center. Two decades after the album’s release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas Performs “One Love” with the National Symphony Orchestra

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas performs “One Love” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. Two decades after its release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the […]

GP at the Met: Norma

Meet the Cast of Norma

Meet the talented cast of Great Performances at the Met: Norma and take a look at the new production of Bellini’s masterpiece about a woman scorned.This opening performance of Great Performances at the Met Season 12 premieres nationwide Friday, January 26 at 9PM on PBS, with an encore on Sunday, January 28 at 12PM (check local listings). Notable […]