From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016

Julie Andrews in Vienna

As part of From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016, host Julie Andrews visits the Lusthaus cafe in Vienna’s Prater park and explains the history of one of Vienna’s most popular attractions. The Prater grounds were once the hunting grounds of the Habsburg royalty before Emperor Joseph II opened it to the public in 1766. […]

GP at the Met: Il Trovatore (2016)

About the Opera

Anna Netrebko leads a starry cast in Verdi’s Il Trovatore on the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m. on PBS, and repeated Sunday, January 24 at 12 p.m. (check local listings). Soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016

Julie Andrews Biography

Julie Andrews is the regular host of From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration. Julie Andrews has been a beloved and much-honored star of stage, screen and television for more than half a century. She was already a Broadway legend when she made her feature film debut in 1964’s Mary Poppins. Andrews’ iconic performance in the […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016

About the Concert

Julie Andrews hosts the annual program with the Vienna Philharmonic, this year conducted by Mariss Jansons, and with the Vienna Boys’ Choir and Vienna State Ballet soloists. The New Year’s day celebration is presented by THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, January 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) with an encore performance that […]

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

Animated GIFs from the Concert

We’ve captured the gestures of thanks, joy and dance in Andrea Bocelli’s stellar concert performance Cinema, which included his wife Veronica Berti Bocelli, a sizzling pair of tango dancers — Paul Karmiryan and Tiffany Maher, singer Nicole Scherzinger, musical director David Foster and conductor Eugene Kohn.      

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

Song from Life is Beautiful

Andrea Bocelli performs “Sorridi Amore Vai” from the film La vita è bella / Life is Beautiful (1997), accompanied by The Adderley School for the Performing Arts Children’s Choir. The film Life is Beautiful was directed by and starred Roberto Benigni and won Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, and Best Foreign Language […]

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Maria” from West Side Story

The star tenor Andrea Bocelli sings “Maria” from the hit Broadway musical and film, West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein composed the music; lyrics are by Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”

Tenor Andrea Bocelli and singer Nicole Scherzinger sing a Spanish-language version of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” a song originally written for the musical Evita by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The film version based on the musical opened on December 25, 1996. It starred Madonna (Evita Perón), Antonio Banderas (Ché), […]

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Por Una Cabeza” from Scent of a Woman

Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs the tango song “Por Una Cabeza” from Scent of a Woman (1992). The song, comparing an addiction to horse racing with an attraction to women, was written in 1935 by two men central to tango in Argentina: singer and composer Carlos Gardel and lyricist Alfredo Le Pera. The same year the song was recorded, the […]

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Mi Mancherai” (I’ll Miss You) from the film Il Postino

Tenor Andrea Bocelli plays piano and sings “Mi Mancherai” (I’ll Miss You) from the film Il Postino (1994). The lyrics are by Marco Marinangeli, with music by composer Luis Bacalov, Riccardo Del Turco and Paolo Margheri. Luis Bacalov won the Best Score Award from Italy’s Nastro d’Argento, the equivalent of the Oscars in that country. […]