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“Ellis Island: The Dream of America” with Pacific Symphony

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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. Learn more about this program. 

GP at the Met: Semiramide

Bel raggio lusinghier

Angela Meade sings an excerpt from the title character’s Act I aria, in which she proclaims her love for Arsace, whom she thinks loves her in return. Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS (check local listings) with a rare Met performance of Rossini’s masterpiece Semiramide, starring Angela […]

“Ellis Island: The Dream of America” with Pacific Symphony

Behind the Scenes with Composer Peter Boyer

In this behind-the-scenes clip, Peter Boyer gives insight into how the orchestration, dramatic readings and historic visuals work in tandem to make his Grammy-nominated composition Ellis Island: The Dream of America, a moving musical experience.

“Ellis Island: The Dream of America” with Pacific Symphony

The story of an immigrant child’s journey to Ellis Island

Premieres nationwide Friday, June 29 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month In this excerpt, Camryn Manheim performs the words of 10-year-old Russian immigrant Katherine Beychok, who traveled to America in 1910 and wrote about her experience seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time.

GP at the Met: Tosca

Mia gelosa!

Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo sing Tosca and Cavaradossi’s Act I duet in the final dress rehearsal. 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 […]

“Ellis Island: The Dream of America” with Pacific Symphony

Excerpt from composer Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America”

Premieres nationwide Friday, June 29 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month Using historic Ellis Island images, this Grammy-nominated score by Peter Boyer and performed by Pacific Symphony celebrates the American immigrant experience.

GP at the Met: Tosca

Vissi d’arte

Sonya Yoncheva sings the title character’s Act II aria, as she thinks of her lover and their fate. 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. […]

Great Performances: The Opera House

The Groundbreaking Ceremony of Lincoln Center

With remarks by Leonard Bernstein and President Eisenhower, plus music by the New York Philharmonic, Juilliard Chorus, and the Metropolitan Opera, ground broke on Lincoln Center. 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 […]

Great Performances: The Opera House

Full Episode

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.

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 […]