Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES present Havana Time Machine. Singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks explores his Cuban heritage in this breakthrough performance documentary. Eliades Ochoa, Ivette Cepeda, Roberto Fonseca, and the Sweet Lizzy Project join the music star in an historical and musical journey through present-day Cuba.
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča as Octavian, the impulsive young title character, on Great Performances at the Met.
Verdi’s La Traviata with the acclaimed Sonya Yoncheva comes to Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 25 at 9PM on PBS. Sonya Yoncheva reprises her widely praised interpretation of the heroine Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata. Michael Fabiano is her lover, Alfredo, Thomas Hampson, in one of his most acclaimed Met roles, returns as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 with a fairy tale theme and special guest Renée Fleming airs Friday, August 18 at 9PM on PBS (check local listings). Christoph Eschenbach returns for the second time to conduct a varied program of works from “Sleeping Beauty” to “Hansel and Gretel” to “Harry Potter.”
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts an extraordinary ensemble in Idomeneo, Mozart’s early masterpiece of love and vengeance following the Trojan War on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 16 at 12PM on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30PM).
Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert - A Great Performances Special continues the new Landmarks arts strand on Friday, June 30 at 10 p.m. on PBS (Check local listings.) Landmarks Live in Concert special features an artist or band performing at a legendary destination of personal significance. The series is hosted by, Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers who conducts one-on-one interviews with the artists exploring their favorite locations around each Landmark.