Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

About the Program

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, featuring Great American Songbook classics from her Grammy-nominated album Nostalgia, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances in April 3, at 10 p.m. on PBS, and be 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 to […]

GP at the Met: Macbeth

About the Opera

Verdi’s powerful Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 1 at 12 noon (check local listings; in New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 pm). The starry cast includes Serbian baritone Željko Lučić in the title role; Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as […]

GP at the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro

Ildar Abdrazakov and Marlis Petersen

Ildar Abdrazakov, an acclaimed Figaro at the Met in past productions, sings the title role and pairs with Marlis Petersen, who plays Figaro’s quick-witted bride-to-be, Susanna, in Le Nozze di Figaro. This excerpt from the opera was filmed at its final dress rehearsal in 2014 at the Met. See the entire opera on Great Performances […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Full Episode

This star-studded, 90-minute performance documentary offers an overview of the Kennedy Center’s American Voices weekend-long festival, which was created and hosted by Renée Fleming in November of 2013. Follow vocal masters, industry titans, and emerging artists as they celebrate, explore and debate the legacy and future of American singing. Singers include Fleming, Eric Owens, Dianne […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Advice from Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles

Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles, both pop singer-songwriters, coach a young singer/pianist at the American Voices festival workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He sings Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young.” Their advice to him and to all singers? Find your distinct voice. Even if you are doing a cover, make it […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Kate Davis Gets A Big Break

The star of young bassist and vocalist Kate Davis is on the rise. In 2013, she got the unexpected chance to perform at the American Voices weekend festival and concert hosted by Renée Fleming. The Kennedy Center audience was expecting Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, but since he was ill with laryngitis, Davis was asked […]

GP at the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro

Preview the Opera

Mozart’s elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season nine premiere of Great Performances at the Met on Friday, January 16 at 9 pm on PBS. Eyre’s staging of the opera, in which the romantic bonds of two couples […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Sutton Foster Sings “Anything Goes”

Sutton Foster has won Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical in 2002 for the role of Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie and in 2011 for her performance as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes. See Foster talk about her belated voice training, perform Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” and coach other aspiring musical theater […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

Full Episode

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, from Vienna’s Musikverein. From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015, featuring the infectious melodies of the Strauss Family and their contemporaries, marks the 77-year-old maestro’s fifth […]

American Voices with Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming Sings “Danny Boy”

Acclaimed opera soprano Renée Fleming sings “Danny Boy,” a song dear to Irish Americans, at the American Voices Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The performance was part of the weekend-long American Voices festival that Fleming produced and led. The folk ballad “Danny Boy” was written in 1910 by English lawyer Frederic Weatherly. […]