Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, starring soprano Anna Netrebko, shares a double bill with Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, starring Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko. Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Treliński makes his highly anticipated Met debut with the Metropolitan Opera’s new production, inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s, bringing together two rarely performed one-acts: Tchaikovsky’s lyrical fairy […]
Acclaimed English director Deborah Warner‘s new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev, will be the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The opera stars Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala. This past fall, Anna Netrebko opened her third […]
Distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev leads the third annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert to be telecast on Great Performances, Friday, August 19, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year’s theme revolves around “Virtuoso Pictures,” as exemplified by the works of Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini, Modest Mussorgsky, and Johann Strauss. The concert […]
The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov starring Rene Pape as Boris and conducted by Valery Gergiev, will air on Thirteen’s Great Performances Sunday, February 13 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Stephen Wadsworth directs the company’s first new production of the opera since 1974.
For a man conducting a performance nearly every day of the year, Valery Gergiev remains the calm center of the frenzied world of musicians, singers, administrators, politicians, and managers swirling around him. Learn more about the Maestro in this scene from the program.
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Russian dynamo Valery Gergiev — world-famous conductor and tireless promoter of his nation’s rich musical heritage — sits for his GREAT PERFORMANCES portrait, Wednesday, May 28 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Constantly in motion with a schedule that would daunt most celebrity conductors, he is definitively captured by Oscar-winner Allan Miller […]
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Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Reached in Paris, the day after performing in Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” at l’Opéra national de Paris, celebrated Siberian-born baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky talked about one of his signature roles — the title character in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” — and the Metropolitan Opera production he starred in that will be presented by GREAT PERFORMANCES […]
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Librettists: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky, after Alexander Pushkin’s poem Production: Robert Carsen Conductor: Valery Gergiev Performers: Renée Fleming (Tatiana), Elena Zaremba (Olga), Ramón Vargas (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Svetlana Volkova (Mme. Larina), Larisa Shevchenko (Filippyevna), Sergei Aleksashkin (Prince Gremin), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Monsieur Triquet), Richard Bernstein (Zaretsky), […]