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La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

“Se” from Cinema Paradiso

“Se” by Andrea and Ennio Morricone, from the film Cinema Paradiso (1998), is performed by singers Josh Groban and Renée Fleming, violinist Joshua Bell, with conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema airs on Great Performances Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. (Check local listings.)

GP at the Met: Carmen (2015)

Aleksandrs Antonenko Sings Don José’s Aria

Aleksandrs Antonenko sings Don José’s aria from Act II of Bizet’s Carmen. Don José sings to Carmen, “The flower that you had thrown me, I kept with me in prison. Withered and dry, the flower still kept its sweet smell.” Great Performances at the Met: Carmen (2015) airs Sunday, February 22 at noon on PBS […]

Bryan Adams in Concert

Preview

The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter shares an evening of his rock classics in Bryan Adams in Concert, coming to Great Performances in March on PBS. Among the hit songs in the special are “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Summer of ‘69,” and “All for Love.” With his distinctive vocals, Canadian born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams has […]

GP at the Met: Carmen (2015)

Anita Rachvelishvili sings Carmen’s “Habanera”

Anita Rachvelishvili sings Carmen’s “Habanera” from Act I of Bizet’s Carmen, in a Richard Eyre production conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado at the Metropolitan Opera. “Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame…” starts off the aria. The melody is so famous and familiar that even Sesame Street once made a stop-motion animation film, Operatic Orange, featuring […]

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

Preview

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema will air on Great Performances Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. (Check local listings.) Featuring Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell, Great Performances partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a concert of memorable movie themes with music from Amarcord, […]

GP at the Met: Carmen (2015)

Preview the Opera

Bizet’s ever-popular Carmen returns with Anita Rachvelishvili as the gypsy seductress on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 22 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m. Acclaimed director Richard Eyre’s production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role […]

GP at the Met: Macbeth

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth

Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko makes her North American debut as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts his first-ever performances of Verdi’s thrilling drama Macbeth, which is the 2007 production directed by former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble. Macbeth airs on Great Performances at the Met, Feb. 1 […]

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

About the Program

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, featuring Great American Songbook classics from her Grammy-nominated album Nostalgia, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances in April 3, at 10 p.m. on PBS. Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries. […]

GP at the Met: Macbeth

About the Opera

Verdi’s powerful Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 1 at 12 noon (check local listings; in New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 pm). The starry cast includes Serbian baritone Željko Lučić in the title role; Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as […]

GP at the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro

Ildar Abdrazakov and Marlis Petersen

Ildar Abdrazakov, an acclaimed Figaro at the Met in past productions, sings the title role and pairs with Marlis Petersen, who plays Figaro’s quick-witted bride-to-be, Susanna, in Le Nozze di Figaro. This excerpt from the opera was filmed at its final dress rehearsal in 2014 at the Met. See the entire opera on Great Performances […]