Music

Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera sings her favorite songs in Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do; Andrea Bocelli sings songs from his album Cinema, and Season 10 of Great Performances at the Met begins with Verdi’s Il Trovatore, starring Anna Netrebko.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler’s 7th

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler’s 7th

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been hailed as one of the finest international orchestras since its founding in 1891. One of Chicago’s most popular conductors, Pierre Boulez is a composer, conductor, tireless advocate for new music and one of the most important musical and intellectual figures of our time. Boulez first conducted the CSO four decades ago, in 1969.

Premiered October 26, 2010
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Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

Great Performances marks the first anniversary of the passing of one of opera’s most cherished voices with Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias. Combining archival and rarely seen performance footage with fresh reminiscences by friends and colleagues, the 90-minute musical feast offers a concise yet compelling look at the tenor’s meteoric career trajectory.

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Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas

Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas

Everyone’s favorite “Hitman” David Foster joins Great Performances superstar Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics airing on Thanksgiving night. Showcasing Bocelli’s unmistakable soaring vocals are lush new arrangements infused with the distinctive Foster touch.

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Domingo, Netrebko & Villazón: Three Stars in Vienna

Domingo, Netrebko & Villazón: Three Stars in Vienna

The broadcast is led by noted French conductor Bertrand de Billy, directing the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Tenors Plácido Domingo and Rolando Villazón join soprano Anna Netrebko in the evening of highlights from such favorite works as The Merry Widow, Land of Smiles and El Gato Montes.

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