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 Preview the Opera
Preview the Opera

Franco Zeffirelli’s glittering production of Puccini’s Turandot, with Maria Guleghina in the title role and Marcello Giordani as Calàf,  makes its debut on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances at the Met. Marina Poplavskaya sings Liù, Samuel Ramey is Timur, and conductor Andris Nelsons makes his Great Performances ...

 About the Film
About the Film

In 1958, Jerome Robbins’ “ballet in sneakers,” NY Export: Opus Jazz, became a smash hit when it was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show and toured around the world. Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince and abstract urban backdrops by Ben Shahn, ...

 The Story of Louis Mitchell
The Story of Louis Mitchell

In conjunction with Black History Month in February, Great  Performances presents a special encore telecast of Harlem in Montmartre: A  Paris Jazz Story on Sunday, February 7th at 10 p.m. (check local  listings). In connection the upcoming rebroadcast, Great Performances talked to Alice Sparberg Alexiou, ...

 Preview This Behind-the-scenes Documentary
Preview This Behind-the-scenes Documentary

Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the difficult professions in the performing arts in The Audition. The feature-length documentary takes you behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera's National Council ...

 “Come Down Now”
“Come Down Now”

Watch a video of the ballad from Act 2 of Passing Strange, "Come Down Now," sung by Heidi Rodewald and the character Desi (Rebecca Naomi Jones), The Youth's lover during his time in Berlin.

 “Amsterdam”
“Amsterdam”

Watch the cast of Passing Strange perform the song "Amsterdam" in a scene that welcomes The Youth (Daniel Breaker) to Europe. This clip contains adult content.

 “Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train”
“Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train”

Watch the Narrator (Stew) and the ensemble of Passing Strange perform "Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train," a scene where The Youth (Daniel Breaker) gets his first taste of The Real.

 Preview the Rock Musical
Preview the Rock Musical

The show universally applauded for its originality, deep emotional resonance, and powerful, high-octane score, makes its broadcast debut on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances on PBS. Passing Strange, the Spike Lee-directed film featuring the award-winning Broadway rock musical of the same title, will air in primetime on ...

 Preview the Concert
Preview the Concert

Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as she hosts From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2010 on Friday, January 1 at 2:30 and 9 p.m. (ET) on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on PBS (check local listings). Joining her for the ...

 Preview of the Opera
Preview of the Opera

A new production of Puccini’s Tosca starring Karita Mattila opens THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met’s fourth season on PBS. Mattila sings the title role of Tosca for the first time outside her native Finland, opposite Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is Scarpia and ...

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