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Bryan Adams in Concert

“God Only Knows”

Bryan Adams in Concert includes the Canadian singer-songwriter performing “God Only Knows,” which he recorded for Tracks of My Tears (2014), his album of covers. The Beach Boys released “God Only Knows” on their album Pet Sounds (1966). Watch the full concert on PBS stations in March (check local listings).

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

Italian Films to Remember

The music of 13 Italian films spanning the 1960s to 1980s is performed by the New York Philharmonic in La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema. Five films are by Federico Fellini, one is a shock-value exploitation film (Mondo cane), and several won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film. To refresh your memory […]

Bryan Adams in Concert

Bryan Adams the Photographer: Photo Gallery of Portraits

Bryan Adams’ Journey into Photography In the nineties Bryan Adams became curious about making photographic self-portraits for his album covers, and so chose to pick up the camera himself. That serendipitous decision was the beginning of a successful photographic career, parallel to Adams’ impressive achievements as a singer, songwriter and producer. Bryan Adams Exposed (Steidl, […]

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

“Se” from Cinema Paradiso

“Se” by Andrea and Ennio Morricone, from the film Cinema Paradiso (1998), is performed by singers Josh Groban and Renée Fleming, violinist Joshua Bell, with conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema airs on Great Performances Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. (Check local listings.)

GP at the Met: Carmen (2015)

Aleksandrs Antonenko Sings Don José’s Aria

Aleksandrs Antonenko sings Don José’s aria from Act II of Bizet’s Carmen. Don José sings to Carmen, “The flower that you had thrown me, I kept with me in prison. Withered and dry, the flower still kept its sweet smell.” Great Performances at the Met: Carmen (2015) airs Sunday, February 22 at noon on PBS […]

Bryan Adams in Concert

Preview

The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter shares an evening of his rock classics in Bryan Adams in Concert, coming to Great Performances in March on PBS. Among the hit songs in the special are “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Summer of ‘69,” and “All for Love.” With his distinctive vocals, Canadian born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams has […]

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 […]