America's favorite soprano, Renee Fleming, and Russia's greatest living baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, travel to St. Petersburg--the "Venice of the North"--where they perform great opera scenes in the magnificent palaces of the Czars in the former capital of Imperial Russia.
With conductor Franz Welser-Möst at the helm, the Vienna Philharmonic returns to the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace for the orchestra’s annual summertime celebration in Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2010, premiering on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Wednesday, August 25 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings).
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Rossini’s Armida concludes the 2009-2010 season of THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at The Met on PBS Soprano Renée Fleming triumphs as the vengeful sorceress in the title role of Gioachino Rossini’s Armida, premiering in primetime on THIRTEEN on Thursday, August 19 at 8 pm. The Great Performances at The Met presentation ...
Baritone Simon Keenlyside, whose performance as Hamlet received rave reviews when this production by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser was introduced at the Metropolitan Opera, commands the stage in the opera’s premiere on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met, in primetime on Thursday, July 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN ...
For the first time at the Metropolitan Opera, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo sings a baritone role, the title character in Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, airing on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances at The Met in primetime on Thursday, June 17 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN and on Sunday, June 20 at 12 ...
Watch multiple rehearsals including the male corps de ballet, dancer Mathilde Froustey from corps de ballet, 4 female dancers, and dancers Melanie Hurel and Muriel Zusperreguy all rehearsing Paquita choreographed by Pierre Lacotte (from Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa).
In this clip from La Danse: Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris, watch a rehearsal of Genus by Wayne McGregor. Choreographer Wayne McGregor and an assistant ballet master watch dancers Marie-Agnes Gillot and Benjamin Pech, with McGregor giving his notes on their performance.
In an excerpt from La Danse: Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris, witness a meeting between Director of Dance, Brigitte Lefevre, and choreographer Emanuel Gat. Lefevre explains the process of creating new work with the Paris Opera Ballet and offers examples of how they handled casting for a piece by ...
Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Photography: John Davey
Sound: Frederick Wiseman
Editors: Frederick Wiseman, Valérie Pico
Sound Editors: Hervé Guyader
Mix: Emmanuel Croset
Second Camera, Paquita: Dick Pope
Camera Assistants: James Bishop, Mark Puffett, Mathias Sabourdin, Frédérique Saj
Assistant Editor: Nathalie Vigneres
Producers: Françoise Gazio, Pierre-Olivier Bardet— Idéale Audience
Frederick Wiseman— Zipporah Films
In Co-Production with: L’Opera ...
Frederick Wiseman's performance-documentary, La Danse - Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris, provides an inside look at the French ballet company known for perfection and precision, The Paris Opera Ballet. The film airs for GREAT PERFORMANCES June 16, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).