Shakespeare

Gp at the Met: The Tempest

About the Opera

British composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his contemporary masterpieceThe Tempest, an English-language opera based on Shakespeare’s final play. The Met’s fantastical new production by Robert Lepage airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the opera […]

GP at the Met: Otello

“Già Nella Notte Densa”

Renée Fleming and Johan Botha perform “Già Nella Notte Densa” from Verdi’s Otello.

GP at the Met: Otello

About the Opera

Verdi’s Shakespearean tragedy Otello starring Johan Botha in the title role and Renée Fleming as Otello’s innocent wife, Desdemona, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 24 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the opera on Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 p.m., with an encore […]

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

Danielle de Niese in “The Enchanted Island”

Danielle de Niese as Ariel 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.

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.

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

David Daniels in The Enchanted Island

David Daniels performs as Prospero in the Metropolitan Opera’s production. 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.

GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island

About the Opera

The Enchanted Island, a world premiere work that combines Baroque music with a new, English-language libretto featuring characters from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a starry cast including Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Plácido Domingo, and Luca Pisaroni, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Friday, May […]

Macbeth

Full Episode

Watch the full film of Rupert Goold’s Macbeth starring Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood below. Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s gripping stage production of Macbeth was filmed […]

Macbeth

Educator’s Guide

In support of the GREAT PERFORMANCES telecast, WNET.ORG is distributing 30,000 copies of a Macbeth poster & teachers’ guide to schools nationwide, which will assist educators in utilizing the PBS broadcast in the classroom. This activity-based analysis of the play is illustrated by various lesson plans and activities.  After the October 6 premiere PBS broadcast, […]

Macbeth

A Conversation with Sir Patrick Stewart

In an interview with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, Sir Patrick Stewart discusses what attracted him to the role of Macbeth, the innovative creative process of working with director Rupert Goold, his co-star Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth, his character’s descent into darkness, and some performance advice he received from another famous Macbeth, Sir Ian McKellan.