Hosted by Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and more. Featuring 19 arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of Great Performances at the Met broadcasts.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the second longest-running Broadway musical (only surpassed by Lloyd Webber’s own “The Phantom of the Opera”), and fourth longest-running West End musical, returns in high definition and digital sound to Great Performances where it had its 1998 world television premiere.
A live concert of Great American Songbook classics from their chart-topping collaborative jazz album, featuring classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances.
John Lithgow hosts an evening of live performances celebrating the bicentennial of our nation with co-host Jordin Sparks. With Kristin Chenoweth; Melissa Etheridge; mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery; Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town; vocal sensations Pentatonix; singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson; Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers; the Grammy Award-winning band Train; the Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and more.
Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini’s Cinderella story, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. DiDonato has sung Angelina at major opera houses all over the world, and Flórez is one of the world’s foremost Rossini tenors, currently counting 17 of the composer’s tenor roles in his repertory.
Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings.