Strauss

GP at the Met: Capriccio

The Final Scene

Renee Fleming performas an aria as The Countess in a portion of the Final Scene from Richard Strauss’s Capriccio, conducted by Andrew Davis in John Cox’s production, at the Metropolitan Opera. Capriccio airs for Great Performances at the Met August 14 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

About the Opera

Verdi’s Il Trovatore, starring four of the world’s most celebrated interpreters of the leading roles and conducted by Marco Armiliato, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the production on Thursday, August 25 at 8 […]

About the Opera

Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover Octavian. Edo De Waart conducts a cast that includes Christine Schäfer as Sophie, Eric Cutler as the Italian singer, Thomas Allen as Faninal, and Kristinn Sigmundsson as […]

Preview of The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2009

Under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, one of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, the internationally-renowned Vienna Philharmonic performs an open-air summertime concert in the historic Baroque Park overlooking the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace, one of Austria’s most important cultural monuments. Recorded in glorious high definition and pristine 5.1 surround sound, The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert […]

Walter Cronkite

“Walter Cronkite loved music and dancing, which is why he jumped  at the opportunity to return to Vienna in1984–where he had been stationed  as a correspondent following World War II–to host the 1985 Vienna  Philharmonic’s New Year’s Day Concert.  For nearly a quarter of a  century, he created a tradition on PBS of ushering in […]