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GP at the Met ~ Thais
Thais

Renée Fleming is Egyptian courtesan Thaïs in Jules Massenet’s perfumed tale of lust and salvation Saturday, March 28 at noon on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD (check local listings). Joining the soprano is brilliant baritone Thomas Hampson as the tortured monk Athanaël, ...

 The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renee Fleming
The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renee Fleming

There are galas and then there’s The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renée Fleming, premiering this March on Great Performances at the Met on PBS HD, premiering March 14th at 8pm. (in New York, the premier will be for SundayArts March 15th at noon. ...

Cyrano

Cyrano de Bergerac

Act III, Scene VI

In this famous scene, Cyrano, hiding beneath Roxane's balcony, whispers the right words to a bumbling Christian.

Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker
The 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco

The San Francisco Ballet is a cultural institution today, but the city has an illustrious artistic heritage. Among San Francisco's great achievements is the 1915 World's Fair, which brought 18 million visitors to the city by the bay. Watch a short documentary about the momentous ...

 Selected Bernstein Numbers
Selected Bernstein Numbers

Featuring music selections ranging from the 1944 ballet Fancy Free through West Side Story (1957) to the composer's final opera A Quiet Place (1983), this excerpt of the concert offers a virtual sound portrait of Leonard Bernstein's life. This Great Performances episode featuring the San ...

Valery Gergiev photo: Matt Stuart Burns

Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Scene from the Program

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.

 Full Episode

Dance In America: Wolf Trap's Face of America

Full Episode

Wolf Trap takes you on a journey through some of America's most breathtaking national parks, including Yosemite, Coral Reef National Monument, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and the Mammoth Caves.

Peter and the Wolf

Peter & the Wolf

Peter with His Friends

Peter and the duck enjoy a frozen pond while the hapless cat stalks the raven in this scene from the film.

Cyrano

Cyrano de Bergerac

Introduction

His nose knows, and so do New York’s toughest critics. Assessing Kevin Kline’s latest foray into the treacherous waters of Broadway, this time as Edmond Rostand’s proboscisly challenged, 17th-century warrior-poet Cyrano de Bergerac, The New Yorker cheered “Kevin Kline is sensational.” A “deeply satisfying pleasure” ...

 Introduction
Introduction

Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as she hosts From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2009, Thursday, January 1 at 2:30 and 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Joining her for the annual Vienna Philharmonic holiday extravaganza ...

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