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GP at the Met: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Fast Facts, Long Opera

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (“The Master-Singer of Nuremberg”) receives its first Great Performances at the Met broadcast, Sunday, April 12 at 11 am on PBS (check local listings; in New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 pm). Fast facts about Richard Wagner’s longest opera   Die Meistersinger is not just Wagner’s longest opera; it’s […]

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

Full Episode

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, featuring Great American Songbook classics from her Grammy-nominated album Nostalgia, aired on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on April 3, at 10 p.m. on PBS, and is still available online and via PBS apps. Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop […]

GP at the Met: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Preview the Opera

Met Music Director James Levine leads Wagner’s grand comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (“The Master-Singer of Nuremberg”) in its first Great Performances at the Met broadcast, Sunday, April 12 at 11 am on PBS (check local listings; in New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 pm). Soprano Renée Fleming hosts the broadcast. See […]

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

“I Put a Spell on You”

In a concert of her Grammy-nominated Nostalgia album, Annie Lennox performs a sultry and passionate version of “I Put a Spell on You,” a song first written and recorded by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in 1956. Her stirring performance of “I Put a Spell on You” at the 2015 Grammy Awards was one of the most […]

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro

Full Episode

Mark Morris’s signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato comes to television for the first time, hosted by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The performance was filmed July 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain. Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired George Frideric Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso […]

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro

“The Ladies’ Dance” Excerpt

In this section called “The Ladies Dance” in choreographer Mark Morris’s signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato, 12 women dance to an air for soprano representing a character “L’Allegro,” a joyful person. The music is by Handel, with a libretto based on the poetry of John Milton. “He arranges 12 women in a […]

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

“Mood Indigo”

Annie Lennox performs a rousing cover of “Mood Indigo,” backed by an orchestra and special horn section. “Mood Indigo” is a jazz standard composed in 1930 by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard, who played with Ellington’s band for 15 years. The lyrics are by Irving Mills. Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert airs on PBS […]

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro

Excerpt: “The Stupid Men’s Dance”

Men slap one another in slapstick fashion in a section nicknamed “The Stupid Men’s Dance” in choreographer Mark Morris’s signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato. The accompanying air for tenor includes lyrics representing a joyful character, “L’Allegro,” who says he’ll go to see theater by Jonson or Shakespeare. Air for Tenor I’ll to […]

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro

Interview with Mark Morris

Mark Morris interview conducted by Elisa Lichtenbaum of WNET. Choreographer Mark Morris first garnered international fame for L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato when it debuted at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels in 1988. Considered a landmark achievement, the work was inspired by George Frideric Handel’s oratorio based on the 17th century […]