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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert

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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert featuring the conductor’s first concert as BSO Music Director airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, May 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join Nelsons for an eclectic program of operatic and orchestral masterworks. Last September’s gala event celebrating the […]

GP at the Met: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

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Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as the tortured poet unlucky in love in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings; In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.). The production is by Broadway director Bartlett Sher. Soprano Deborah […]

GP at the Met: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Fast Facts, Long Opera

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (“The Master-Singer of Nuremberg”) receives its first Great Performances at the Met broadcast, Sunday, April 12 at 11 am on PBS (check local listings; in New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 pm). Fast facts about Richard Wagner’s longest opera   Die Meistersinger is not just Wagner’s longest opera; it’s […]

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

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Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, featuring Great American Songbook classics from her Grammy-nominated album Nostalgia, aired on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on April 3, at 10 p.m. on PBS, and is still available online and via PBS apps. Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop […]

GP at the Met: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Preview the Opera

Met Music Director James Levine leads Wagner’s grand comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (“The Master-Singer of Nuremberg”) in its first Great Performances at the Met broadcast, Sunday, April 12 at 11 am on PBS (check local listings; in New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 pm). Soprano Renée Fleming hosts the broadcast. See […]

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

“I Put a Spell on You”

In a concert of her Grammy-nominated Nostalgia album, Annie Lennox performs a sultry and passionate version of “I Put a Spell on You,” a song first written and recorded by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in 1956. Her stirring performance of “I Put a Spell on You” at the 2015 Grammy Awards was one of the most […]

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro

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Mark Morris’s signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato comes to television for the first time, hosted by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The performance was filmed July 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain. Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired George Frideric Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso […]

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro

“The Ladies’ Dance” Excerpt

In this section called “The Ladies Dance” in choreographer Mark Morris’s signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato, 12 women dance to an air for soprano representing a character “L’Allegro,” a joyful person. The music is by Handel, with a libretto based on the poetry of John Milton. “He arranges 12 women in a […]

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

“Mood Indigo”

Annie Lennox performs a rousing cover of “Mood Indigo,” backed by an orchestra and special horn section. “Mood Indigo” is a jazz standard composed in 1930 by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard, who played with Ellington’s band for 15 years. The lyrics are by Irving Mills. Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert airs on PBS […]