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 […]