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Paul McCartney’’s Live Kisses

About the Program

Paul McCartney’s Live Kisses captures the magical night of February 9 in the City of Angels when Paul McCartney decided to bring Kisses On The Bottom, his newly released collection of pop standards and two originals, to life. The very special event will air on Great Performances, Friday, September 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)

GP at the Met: La Traviata

“Sempre Libera” from La Traviata

Natalie Dessay and Matthew Polenzani perform “Sempre Libera” from La Traviata. Acclaimed French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her Met role debut as Violetta, the fallen woman who sacrifices her last chance for love, in Verdi’s La Traviata airing on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 26 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: La Traviata

“Libiamo” from La Traviata

Natalie Dessay and Matthew Polenzani perform “Libiamo” from La Traviata. Acclaimed French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her Met role debut as Violetta, the fallen woman who sacrifices her last chance for love, in Verdi’s La Traviata airing on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 26 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Manon

Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot in Manon

Anna Netrebko as the title character, Piotr Beczala as des Grieux, and Paulo Szot as Lescaut in a scene from Massenet’s Manon which airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 5 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Manon

About the Opera

Star soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met performances of the title role in Manon, Massenet’s opera about a country girl with conflicting desires for love and luxury who is drawn into a life of glamorous.

Twilight: Los Angeles

About the Production

UPDATED April 26, 2017 On the 25th anniversary of the LA riots, Great Performances presents Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, available to stream online. This riveting theatrical account of the 1992 riots from multiple points of view continues to reverberate powerfully within the context of today’s current events. It originally aired on PBS in 2001. […]

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

About the Opera

Robert Lepage’s acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, will air on Great Performances at the Met, September 11-14 in primetime each night on PBS stations (check local listings), as a major television event.

GP at the Met: Ernani

Angela Meade Sings Elvira’s Aria

Angela Meade sings “Ernani, Ernani involami,” Elvira’s aria from Act I of Verdi’s “Ernani”. Angela Meade, Marcello Giodani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Furlanetto star in Verdi’s “Ernani” airing on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 17 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: Ernani

About the Opera

Angela Meade, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Furlanetto star in Verdi’s Ernani airing on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 17 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

Joyce DiDonato in The Enchanted Island

Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax in “The Enchanted Island.” GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island airs on Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program at the same time with an encore presentation Sunday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m.