Watch Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic based on the tale of Samson and Delilah from the Book of Judges. Starring tenor Roberto Alagna and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča in the title roles. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
Great Performances: Doubt from Minnesota Opera is a new opera based on playwright John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed 2005 Broadway play, which was later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated 2008 film. Doubt unfolds as suspicion ignites a battle of wills at a Bronx Catholic school in 1964. The charismatic and progressive Father Flynn is trying to loosen the grip […]
In this excerpt from Act 1, Marnie (Isabel Leonard) conspires on her next move and her new personality.
Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. From Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. Starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer.
Isabel Leonard sings the title character’s Act II aria in which she proclaims her love for Forio.
Sister James (Adriana Zabala) and Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) come head-to-head when Sister Aloysius expresses her initial concern over the behavior of Father Flynn in this new opera based on John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed 2005 Broadway play, later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated 2008 film.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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