LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel can describe Verdi’s Requiem as passionately as he conducts it. “The theatrical elements of this piece is incredible,” says the famous conductor in this interview with rehearsal footage. Using his hands, singing, growls and poetic descriptions, Dudamel conveys the intense emotions of Verdi’s Requiem in this excerpt from Great […]
While King Lear seems to be about the madness of Lear, the play is actually saturated with various kinds of madness. Edmund is deranged in some ways. Kent’s behavior towards Oswald makes no sense. The daughters obviously lose it, and the Fool certainly puts on an antic disposition. For his part, Edgar feigns madness in […]
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity.
A musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings. Violinist Itzhak Perlman calls Eastern European Jewish music “chicken soup for the soul.”
Set in the Vienna palace garden, the Vienna Philharmonic program celebrates Richard Strauss’ 150th birthday with piano virtuoso Lang Lang and symphonic poems by Berlioz and Strauss.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s acclaimed performance under the stars in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth interspersed with archival footage. In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl in California. […]
In this excerpt from Act III of Massenet’s opera, Jonas Kaufmann sings the aria, “Pourquoi me réveiller.” Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm).