The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

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Great Performances: The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration commemorates the centennial of the orchestra’s founding with a gala concert conducted by music director Franz Welser-Möst featuring works touching on more than a century of Viennese musical traditions. World-renowned, Grammy-nominated pianist Lang Lang joins the orchestra in a special performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24. The concert also features “Die […]

Great Performances: Julius Caesar


Premieres Friday, March 29 on PBS Tony Award-nominee Harriet Walter stars in director Phyllida Lloyd’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece Set in a women’s prison, Great Performances: Julius Caesar offers a powerful dramatization of the catastrophic consequences of a political leader’s extension of power beyond constitutional confines through an all-female lens. In this acclaimed Donmar Warehouse […]

GP at the Met: La Fanciulla del West

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Premieres nationwide Sunday, February 24 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Season 13 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, February 24 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with Puccini’s blazing love story La Fanciulla del West. Based on David Belasco’s play The Girl of the Golden West, Puccini’s American […]

Vote for 2018’s Best Movie for Grownups

Take the poll and cast your vote before voting ends on January 19, and be sure to tune in for Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP The Magazine on February 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS!  

GP at the Met: Marnie

About the Opera

Watch composer Nico Muhly’s reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities. Starring Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman as Mark Rutland. Robert Spano conducts.

GP at The Met: Aida

“O patria mia”

Anna Netrebko sings the title character’s Act III aria in which she waits outside the Temple of Isis to meet with Radamès.

Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago

“Cet asile” Excerpt

Eurydice (Andriana Chuchman) sings about the happiness she’s found in the eternal bliss of Elysium – a section of underworld reserved for the righteous, and the heroic.

Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood

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In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Tanglewood—the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—dedicated its entire 2018 season to the iconic composer, conductor, performer, educator and humanitarian.

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019

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Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood

Celebrating 100 years of Leonard Bernstein

We’re so excited to feature selections from Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood along with some special songs from Bernstein family members Jamie and Alexander Bernstein. Coincidentally, the siblings chose two of the same songs: “To What You Said” and “Chichester Psalms,” the former of which is an extremely autobiographical piece. Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein […]