Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the LA Phil At the Hollywood Bowl on Great Performances Friday, March 31 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Works by Astor Piazzolla, Alberto Ginastera, and Lalo Schifrin highlight an all-Latin program.Gustavo Dudamel accents the colors, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening under the stars on Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the LA Phil— recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in August. The program premieres Friday, March 31 at 9PM on PBS. (Check local listings.)
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met as the title king in Nabucco, under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine on Great Performances at the Met. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Russell Thomas is Ismaele, nephew to the King of Jerusalem and Dmitry Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo “sizzle” as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette on Great Performances at the Met. Damrau and Vittorio were hailed by The New York Times for singing “with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism” as the tragic lovers in Shakespeare’s classic story.
Kaija Saariaho’s Acclaimed Contemporary Opera L’Amour de Loin Comes to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS. Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), one of the most highly praised operas of recent years, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.)
The internationally acclaimed, all-male dance company BalletBoyz is featured in the compelling narrative dance film Young Men, airing on Great Performances Friday, April 7 at 9PM on PBS. (Check local listings.) Young Men follows a group of young soldiers as they experience the indiscriminate brutality of warfare.
During the summer of 2016, New York City Ballet made a triumphant return to Paris for a three-week season at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet. The engagement’s closing night performance, featuring four ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine to the music of French composers, will now air as a special broadcast on consecutive Fridays.