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Great Performances: The Opera House

Leontyne Price on Opening the Metropolitan Opera

Soprano Leontyne Price recalls being chosen to open The Opera House with the premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra in 1966. 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 […]

GP at the Met: Tosca

Tosca

Premieres Nationwide Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Synopsis: Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues with a primetime broadcast of a new production of Puccini’s classic Tosca, starring Sonya Yoncheva as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi and Željko Lučić as chief of police Scarpia. Sir David McVicar’s ravishing […]

Great Performances: The Opera House

A Broken Stage for Opening Night

What do you do when a giant turntable designed to move an army on stage for opening night doesn’t work? 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 […]

Great Performances: The Opera House

The Chandeliers – How an Accident Became Art

Architect Kyna Leski breaks down her father’s story on how a wonderful accident while drawing the chandeliers became one of the most aesthetically pleasing additions to The Opera House. 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 […]

GP at the Met: La Boheme

Mimì and Rodolfo sing “O soave fanciulla”

Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì and Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo sing “O soave fanciulla” from Puccini’s La Bohème. Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, May 20 on PBS (check local listings) with one of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s La Bohème, starring Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo.

Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony

About the Concert

Features dramatic performances by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim, Michael Nouri and other guest stars THIRTEEN’s Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St.Clair, pay tribute to America’s history with a performance of composer Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” a Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work celebrating the historic American immigrant experience. […]

GP at the Met: La Boheme

About the Opera

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, May 20 on PBS (check local listings) with one of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s La Bohème, starring Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production is set in 1830s Paris, where the near-destitute poet Rodolfo and painter Marcello live with their roommates, Colline […]

GP at the Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

Watch “Una Furtiva Lagrima”

Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino sings the famous aria “Una Furtiva Lagrima. 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 as Belcore and […]

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

will.i.am & Friends sing “#thatPOWER” from London’s Royal Albert Hall

Special guests Eva Simons, Pia Mia and Lydia Lucy (The Voice UK) join will.i.am for dynamic performances of “Scream & Shout,” “#thatPOWER,” “Heartbreaker” and more in this one-night-only concert experience. will.i.am chose his second hometown of London for this special event.

GP at the Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

Watch “Quanto Amore”

Pretty Yende and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sing an excerpt from Adina and Dulcamara’s Act II duet. 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 […]