Great Performances had a chance to sit-down with opera diva Anna Netrebko, star of Robert Dornhelm’s film-for-television adaption of Puccini’s La Boheme, premiering on PBS on December 23rd at 9pm (check local listings). Senior Publicist Jitin Hingorani chatted with Netrebko about her experience shooting the film, her recent pregnancy, and her ideas on how opera […]
On day 6 out of 18 of the shoot for Great Performances’ upcoming Macbeth, the cast and crew have completed some of the more violent parts of the Bard’s tragedy.
Read about how the crew began the filming and approached the task of bringing the story from the British stage to television.
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Reached in Paris, the day after performing in Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” at l’Opéra national de Paris, celebrated Siberian-born baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky talked about one of his signature roles — the title character in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” — and the Metropolitan Opera production he starred in that will be presented by GREAT PERFORMANCES […]
Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” has inspired an Oscar®-winning short film of extraordinary imagination written and directed by British animator Suzie Templeton. In a masterful use of stop-frame technique and lifelike models, the film offers a fresh take on the classic tale, set to Prokofiev’s colorful score from 1936. Templeton, 40, spoke to GREAT […]
Mary Rodgers, the daughter of Richard Rodgers, is an author and a composer in her own right; her Broadway credits include the 1959 musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” which launched the career of Carol Burnett. She spoke with GREAT PERFORMANCES Online about her father and his collaborations with Lorenz Hart for the broadcast of THE […]
We want to thank everyone who submitted questions to Josh. He could only respond to a limited number of your submissions, and we are not accepting additional inquiries. Question 1: Is everybody in your family as musically inclined as you? Answer: My family is pretty musical in that they enjoy and appreciate music from all […]
GREAT PERFORMANCES: How did this TV special, JOSH GROBAN IN CONCERT, come about for PBS? Josh Groban: Well, even back when we were first starting to make the CD, really as far back as when I was in high school, I always dreamed of one day doing a show on PBS, because I had grown […]