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GP at the Met: Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwiecien Sings “Champagne Aria”

Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni) sings the “Champagne Aria” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Don Giovanni airs Sunday, February 26 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Thursday, February 23 at 9 p.m., with an encore Sunday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m.

An American in Paris

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Phil in George Gershwin’s An American in Paris in the performance recorded for Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin.

Tony Bennett: Duets II

About the Program

Tony Bennett made music history with the Grammy-nominated CD Duets II when it debuted at the top of the Billboard Album charts, making Bennett the oldest vocal artist ever to achieve the number one spot.  Recently nominated for three Grammys, including Best Traditional Pop Vocal, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), […]

About the Concert

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock launched the LA Phil’s 2011/12 season with a sparkling George Gershwin gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall in September. “This is the first time as a professional musician that I’ll be playing a piece that’s essentially classical music with jazz overtones […]

The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet

Full Episode

John Neumeier — director and chief choreographer for Hamburg Ballet — blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle into a unique interpretation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. With choreography, sets, costumes, and lighting, all by Neumeier, this ballet—as much theater as it is dance—takes the dancers into deep emotional terrain.

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park

About the Concert

“Star singer Andrea Bocelli dazzled thousands with his signature brand of pop and opera on a cold, wet night in New York City’s Central Park, which will be etched in his memory as an important career milestone.” So it was reported by Reuters news agency a day after the historic event which saw the tenor […]

Il Postino From LA Opera

Full Episode

Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Italian film that became a surprise hit with audiences around the world, and also on the 1985 novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skármeta, Il Postino, an opera by Daniel Catán, tells the story of a shy young postman in a tiny Italian fishing village, who discovers the courage to […]

Il Postino From LA Opera

About the Opera

THIRTEEN’s Great Performances presents the world premiere performance of Daniel Catan’s opera Il Postino from LA Opera starring Placido Domingo on Friday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Italian film that became a surprise hit with audiences around the world, and […]

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

About the Concert

An American favorite for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric personal odyssey filmed on location in New Orleans. Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, September 30 at […]

Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles

About the Performance Documentary

The great Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo looks back on his illustrious career – one which has been bountifully preserved on film and video – in Plácido Domingo: My Favorite Roles, a presentation of THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, airing Friday, September 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This comprehensive performance documentary, the first profile […]