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American Voices with Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming Sings “Danny Boy”

Acclaimed opera soprano Renée Fleming sings “Danny Boy,” a song dear to Irish Americans, at the American Voices Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The performance was part of the weekend-long American Voices festival that Fleming produced and led. The folk ballad “Danny Boy” was written in 1910 by English lawyer Frederic Weatherly. […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

Julie Andrews Visits a Coffee House

Julie Andrews takes a coffee break from hosting From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015 in Café Griensteidl, right beside Vienna’s Imperial Palace. The original Café Griensteidl opened in 1847 and closed in 1897 to make way for new construction. This incarnation opened in 1990 with classic Viennese design and furnishings. The centuries-old tradition of […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Preview the Documentary

This star-studded 90-minute performance documentary offers an overview of the Kennedy Center’s weekend-long American Voices festival, which was created and hosted by Renée Fleming in November of 2013. The special will air on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances Friday, January 9, 2015 at 9 p.m. (Check local listings.) In American Voices with Renée Fleming, camera crews follow […]

Encores! Great Performances at the Met

Patricia Racette in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Patricia Racette performed the role of Cio-Cio-San in the 2009 Met production of Puccini’s tragic love story opera, Madama Butterfly. Racette sings the heartbreaking aria of hope, “Un bel dì vedremo,” in this excerpt. Deborah Voigt hosts Encores! Great Performances at the Met, featuring 19 arias and duets, airing in December 2014 on PBS stations […]

Encores! Great Performances at the Met

Elina Garanca, Roberto Alagna in Final Scene of Carmen

The deadly rage and passion of Don José, played by Roberto Alagna, is unleashed upon his former lover, Carmen, played by Elīna Garanča, in this final scene of Bizet’s Carmen. Deborah Voigt hosts Encores! Great Performances at the Met, featuring 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of broadcasts, airing in […]

Encores! Great Performances at the Met

Deborah Voigt in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

No recent Met Opera collection of highlights would be complete without soprano, Deborah Voigt. The host of Encores! Great Performances at the Met, Voigt is, of course, included as one of the highlights of past Metropolitan Opera productions. Known around the world for her excellence and mastery of the Wagnerian repertoire, Voigt returned to the role of Isolde […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Exclusive Interview: On Reputation and Audiences

In this exclusive interview, singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga speak about their careers, reputations and belief in the audience. “I recognize and I’m aware and ok with being a polarizing figure in a lot of ways, and my music up until this point can be very divisive because it makes a statement,” says Lady […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Exclusive Interview: Bennett and Gaga on Performing Live

Lady Gaga calls the program Great Performances – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! “my favorite television performance that I’ve ever done,” in this interview. “The combination of the lighting with the authenticity of all the players, and us all following Mr. Bennett’s lead, it made for something that I think is […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Exclusive Interview: Bennett and Gaga on Jazz

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sat down with PBS for an exclusive interview about singing jazz, their live concert on PBS, and more. In this segment of their interview, the two stars — Tony Bennett, a jazz legend, and Lady Gaga, a young internationally acclaimed pop star — talk about jazz and making their collaborative […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

Preview

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, from Vienna’s Musikverein. From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015, featuring the infectious melodies of the Strauss Family and their contemporaries, airs on Great Performances, Thursday, […]