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Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Scene from the Program

For a man conducting a performance nearly every day of the year, Valery Gergiev remains the calm center of the frenzied world of musicians, singers, administrators, politicians, and managers swirling around him. Learn more about the Maestro in this scene from the program.

Dance in America: Wolf Trap’s Face of America

Full Episode

Wolf Trap takes you on a journey through some of America’s most breathtaking national parks, including Yosemite, Coral Reef National Monument, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and the Mammoth Caves.

Peter & the Wolf

Peter with His Friends

Peter and the duck enjoy a frozen pond while the hapless cat stalks the raven in this scene from the film.

Cyrano de Bergerac

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His nose knows, and so do New York’s toughest critics. Assessing Kevin Kline’s latest foray into the treacherous waters of Broadway, this time as Edmond Rostand’s proboscisly challenged, 17th-century warrior-poet Cyrano de Bergerac, The New Yorker cheered “Kevin Kline is sensational.” A “deeply satisfying pleasure” echoed Newsday, while The New York Times spoke for all: […]

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Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as she hosts From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2009, Thursday, January 1 at 2:30 and 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Joining her for the annual Vienna Philharmonic holiday extravaganza will be celebrated conductor Daniel Barenboim, who will lead the […]

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Finnish soprano Karita Mattila caused a sensation when she sang Salome at the Met for the first time in 2004, stunning the opera world with her interpretation of Richard Strauss’ fabled biblical princess. Wonderful news for fans – musical and TV – is her return to the role Saturday, January 17 at noon (ET) on […]

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Radiant mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and dashing Italian tenor Marcello Giordani are unlucky lovers in La Damnation de Faust, Hector Berlioz’s classic take on dancing with the devil, Saturday, February 28 at noon (ET) on Great Performances at the Met (check local listings). Presented by THIRTEEN in 5.1 digital surround sound on PBS HD, the new […]

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John Adams’s opera stars Gerald Finley as “Father of the A-Bomb.” GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET launches its third season on PBS with the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Doctor Atomic, John Adams’ powerful portrait of the physicist presiding over the creation of the atom bomb, Monday, December 29 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings). […]

Production Credits

Television Credits Dance in America SAN FRANCISCO BALLET NUTCRACKER Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: ©Helgi Tomasson Scenic Design:  Michael Yeargan Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz Lighting Design:  James F. Ingalls Projection Design:  Wendall K. Harrington Conductor: Martin West Closing credit crawl: Director  (CARD) MATTHEW DIAMOND Producer  (CARD) JUDY FLANNERY Host (CARD) KRISTI YAMAGUCHI Lighting Director ALAN […]

Hitman: David Foster & Friends 2014

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Photo: Karl Simone “Dear friends,” 15 Grammy Award-winner David Foster calls them, “some of my favorite people in the world.” To you and me, however, they’re better known as Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé. The gilded trio leads a parade of entertainers nurtured by the Canadian-born producer, honoring him in a gala concert […]