The superstar tenor celebrates some of the greatest celluloid songs and scores of all time written by a varied range of Italian and Hollywood composers. The concert special, filmed at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, reunites Andrea Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster. Hollywood luminaries John Travolta, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, and Andy Garcia join Bocelli […]
Broadway legend Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma in Chicago are just some of the iconic roles she created.
Billy Elliot the Musical Live, the long-running hit both on Broadway and in London’s West End (where it is still playing), comes to THIRTEEN’s Great Performances. Recorded at the show’s West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, the show has been dazzling audiences in London since it opened in 2005.
Sir David McVicar directs the first new Met production of the popular verismo double bill in 45 years, with Argentinean tenor Marcelo Álvarez making his company role debut in both leading tenor parts: the seducer Turiddu and the clown Canio. Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Santuzza, the abandoned woman at the heart of Cavalleria Rusticana, and American soprano Patricia Racette stars as Canio’s ill-fated wife Nedda in Pagliacci. George Gagnidze also stars in both operas. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads both operas.
Led by guest conductor Zubin Mehta, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 12th open-air summer concert, this time with a distinctly Scandinavian flavor, in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. The varied program includes favorites by Grieg, Sibelius and Lumbye. The concert soloist is the internationally acclaimed Austrian piano virtuoso Rudolf Buckbinder.
Natalie Portman hosts the gala opening night concert and Itzhak Perlman is the special guest in a tribute to John Williams, the prolific film composer. Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director conducts.