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GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

Men’s Duet, Act I

Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien sing “Au fond du temple saint” in Penny Woolcock’s new production of Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (The Pearl Fishers). Diana Damrau stars as Leïla with Nicolas Testé as Nourabad, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts. The Pearl Fishers will air on Thirteen Great Performances at the Met for the first time […]

GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

The Pearl Fishers Preview

Watch a preview of GP at the Met: Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers).

GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

The Pearl Fishers in Historical Context

French composer Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) was 25 years old when his opera, Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), first premiered at the Theatre-Lyrique in Paris. Even though Bizet was a talented young musician who had received the prestigious Prix de Rome as a student, he still had to work tirelessly in order […]

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Joan Baez and Paul Simon Sing ‘The Boxer’

Joan Baez and Paul Simon sing “The Boxer”, a song written by Paul Simon, during the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York on January 27, 2016.

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Joan Baez and Judy Collins Sing ‘Diamonds and Rust’

Joan Baez and Judy Collins sing “Diamonds and Rust”, a song written by Joan Baez, during the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York on January 27, 2016.

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Joan Baez Sings ‘Forever Young’

Watch a snippet of Joan Baez sing ‘Forever Young’, a song written by Bob Dylan, during the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York on January 27, 2016.

GP at the Met: The Pearl Fishers (Pêcheurs de Perles)

About the Opera

The Met’s acclaimed new production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been staged by the company in a century, comes to THIRTEEN’S Great Performances at the Met for the first time Sunday, May 22 at 12 p.m. on PBS(Check local listings). In […]

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Joan Baez and David Crosby sing ‘Blackbird’

Joan Baez and David Crosby performed “Blackbird,” a song written by Lennon–McCartney, during the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York on January 27, 2016.

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Joan Baez

1. She was Bob’s Queen of Folk and the Apple of Steve’s Eye. Joan Baez was already a global star when she met Bob Dylan in 1961, and she played a big role in helping him launch his career. Later, she dated Steve Jobs – who happened to be a huge fan of Bob Dylan. […]

Bryan Adams in Concert

Full Episode

The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter shares an evening of his rock classics in Bryan Adams in Concert. Among the hit songs in the special are “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Summer of ‘69,” and “All for Love.”