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The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays

Synopsis: Henry IV Part 1

Short Synopsis The heir to the throne, PRINCE HAL, defies his father, KING HENRY, by spending his time at MISTRESS QUICKLY’s tavern in the company of the dissolute FALSTAFF and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by HAL’s rival, HOTSPUR, his father NORTHUMBERLAND and his uncle WORCESTER. In the face of […]

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays

About the Series

The Hollow Crownis a lavish new series of filmed adaptations of four of Shakespeare’s most gripping history plays; Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V on THIRTEEN’s GREAT PERFORMANCESbeginning Friday, September 20 at 9 p.m. (Check local listings.) The films – chronicling a bloody tale of family, politics and […]

GP at the Met: Parsifal

“Amfortas! Die Wunde!”

Jonas Kaufmann performs Act II monologue from Wagner’s “Parsifal.”

GP at the Met: Parsifal

Gurnemanz’s Narration

René Pape performs an excerpt from Gurnemanz’s Act I narration from Wagner’s “Parsifal” which airs on PBS Sunday, July 28 at 12 p.m.

GP at the Met: Maria Stuarda

“Figlia impura di Bolena”

Joyce DiDonato (Mary), Elza van den Heever (Elizabeth), Matthew Polenzani (Leciester) perform the Act I finale from Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” which airs on PBS Sunday, July 14 at 12 p.m. (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Maria Stuarda

“Deh! Tu di un’umile preghiera”

Joyce DiDonato performs Mary’s prayer from Act II of Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” which airs Sunday, July 14 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Les Troyens

“Mon souvenir vivra”

Susan Graham performs as Dido in the final scene of Act V of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.” Great Performances at the Met’s Les Troyens airs Sunday, June 30 at 12 p.m on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Les Troyens

Malheureux Roi!

Deborah Voigt performs Cassandra’s Act I aria from Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.” Great Performances at the Met: Les Troyens airs Sunday, June 30 at 12 p.m on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Les Troyens

About the Opera

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a rare revival of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens, based on Virgil’s Aeneid on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 30 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will broadcast the opera at 12:30 p.m. Bryan Hymel stars as Aeneas, the Trojan hero whose […]

GP at the Met: Aida

“I sacri nomi di padre, d’amante”

Liudmyla Monastyrska as Aida performs “I sacri nomi di padre, d’amante” in Verdi’s Aida. Great Performances at the Met: Aida airs Sunday, June 9 at 12 p.m on PBS (check local listings).