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Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Preview Concert

A musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings. Violinist Itzhak Perlman calls Eastern European Jewish music “chicken soup for the soul.”

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014

Concert Preview

Set in the Vienna palace garden, the Vienna Philharmonic program celebrates Richard Strauss’ 150th birthday with piano virtuoso Lang Lang and symphonic poems by Berlioz and Strauss.

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

Preview the Concert

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s acclaimed performance under the stars in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth interspersed with archival footage. In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl in California. […]

GP at the Met: Werther

Jonas Kaufmann Sings “Pourquoi me réveiller”

In this excerpt from Act III of Massenet’s opera, Jonas Kaufmann sings the aria, “Pourquoi me réveiller.” Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm).

GP at the Met: Werther

Sophie Koch Sings Charlotte’s Aria

French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (Charlotte) sings Charlotte’s aria, “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes” from Act III of Massenet’s Werther. Also on stage is Lisette Oropesa (Sophie). Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm).

GP at the Met: Werther

Jonas Kaufmann Sings “O Nature”

In this final dress rehearsal excerpt of Act I of Jules Massenet’s Werther, tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Werther) sings “O nature.” Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera beginning at 12:30 p.m.)

GP at the Met: Werther

About the Opera

Eli Wallach appeared in Great Performances’ Paradise Lost in 1974 as well as a 2002 documentary about the making of the famous Clark Gable western The Misfits, aptly titled Making The Misfits.

GP at the Met: La Bohème (2014)

About the Opera

Franco Zeffirelli’s lavish production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mimì, airs on Great Performances at the Met on Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. Opolais made headlines and history when she agreed to make her company role debut as Mimì […]

GP at the Met: Werther

Photos: The Look of Unrequited Love in Werther

Jules Massenet’s opera Werther is a tragic romance based on Goethe’s autobiographical novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, the epitome of the Sturm und Drang Romantic movement in German literature. These fine photos of the new Met production Werther show tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Werther) and mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (Charlotte) expressing the throes of unrequited love. […]

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