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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’”

Hugh Jackman (Curly) sings “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” in a scene with Maureen Lipman (Aunt Eller) in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” produced by the Royal National Theatre. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival (check local listings). Watch […]

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Anika Noni Rose: “Another Hundred People”

Anika Noni Rose (Marta) performs “Another Hundred People” in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Jill Paice (Susan) has just told Neil Patrick Harris (Bobby), “I think there’s a time to come to New York, and a time to leave.” The song about the throngs of people coming and going in New York City, and the connections between […]

About the Show

Hugh Jackman had his breakout musical role in this Royal National Theatre production of “Oklahoma!” directed by Trevor Nunn.

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Plimpton and Colbert Karate Fight

Stephen Colbert (Harry) and Martha Plimpton (Sarah) play a married couple in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Their demonstration of karate moves becomes comically competitive as a concerned Neil Patrick Harris (Bobby) looks on. Patti LuPone (Joanne) adds commentary to their physical struggle, singing, “The Little Things You Do Together.” Watch the Karate Fight in “Company” This […]

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Opening Song, “Company”

In the opening song, “Company,” Bobby (Neil Patrick Harris) is the object of attention of his five sets of married friends, plus three women in his life. The all-star cast shares the stage with the New York Philharmonic. Watch the Opening Song, “Company” This New York Philharmonic gala concert production of “Company” is directed by […]

Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

Full Episode

Watch the full program Moby-Dick from the San Francisco Opera. The award-winning opera “Moby-Dick” is composed by Jake Heggie, with libretto by Gene Scheer.

Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

24-hour Timelapse on Stage

This eight-minute timelapse video captures 24 hours on the stage of the San Francisco Opera, featuring the crew and cast of “Moby-Dick” in the modes of set-up, performance, and break-down of the set the next day — all from an unusual aerial view.

Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

Patrick Summers on Conducting New Work

Patrick Summer is the conductor of San Francisco Opera’s “Moby-Dick.” He describes presenting new work as “one of the most vital things we do in the performing arts” and discusses how a living composer provides additional details beyond what’s written in the score.

Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

Stephen Costello is Ishmael

Stephen Costello discusses his role as Ishmael, or “the Greenhorn,” in the San Francisco Opera production of “Moby-Dick.” Watch scenes of his duet with Jonathan Lemalu as Queequeg, and Costello’s aria, “Human Madness.” “I love my aria, ‘Human Madness’ because it’s one of the only times that you can sing on stage with the orchestra […]

Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

Jonathan Lemalu is Queequeg

Jonathan Lemalu discusses his role playing Queequeg, the Pequod’s harpoonist, in “Moby-Dick.” He also describes how each production has researched tattoo patterns for him to wear. A Pacific Islander born in New Zealand, Lemalu felt at ease with the San Francisco Opera designs. The bass baritone thinks of the harpooner’s tattoos as his armor.