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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, and be 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 to […]

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 […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Full Episode

This star-studded, 90-minute performance documentary offers an overview of the Kennedy Center’s American Voices weekend-long festival, which was created and hosted by Renée Fleming in November of 2013. Follow vocal masters, industry titans, and emerging artists as they celebrate, explore and debate the legacy and future of American singing. Singers include Fleming, Eric Owens, Dianne […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Advice from Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles

Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles, both pop singer-songwriters, coach a young singer/pianist at the American Voices festival workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He sings Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young.” Their advice to him and to all singers? Find your distinct voice. Even if you are doing a cover, make it […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Kate Davis Gets A Big Break

The star of young bassist and vocalist Kate Davis is on the rise. In 2013, she got the unexpected chance to perform at the American Voices weekend festival and concert hosted by Renée Fleming. The Kennedy Center audience was expecting Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, but since he was ill with laryngitis, Davis was asked […]