World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming hosts an all-star evening from Lyric Opera of Chicago, featuring rapper Lupe Fiasco, folk legend John Prine, Broadway’s Jessie Mueller, pop and gospel artist Michelle Williams, jazz singer Kurt Elling and others A star-studded array of vocal talent with deep ties to Chicago gathers on stage at Lyric Opera to pay tribute […]
Kelli O’Hara sings Despina’s Act I aria, in which she advises Dorabella and Fiordiligi to take new lovers while their betrothed are away.
Premieres nationwide Sunday, July 29 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 29 on PBS (check local listings) with Mozart’s comedy of the sexes Così fan tutte, starring Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara as the manipulative Despina and Christopher Maltman as mastermind Don Alfonso. […]
Javier Camarena sings an excerpt from Idreno’s Act I aria in which he expresses his love and desire for the beautiful Azema.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.