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 Preview of the Film
Preview of the Film

The pairing of one of the most beloved operas of all time with a contemporary “dream team” of singers sets the stage for a silver screen romantic blockbuster. Released theatrically in October, the lush new film version of La Bohème makes its U.S. television debut on Great Performances during the ...

 Creating the Concert
Creating the Concert

In this short video, Sting explains his creative process in choosing songs for "A Winter's Night...," the process of recording one of his quietest albums with the largest band he's ever worked with, and the experience of performing live in the Durham Cathedral. In between the conversation with Sting, also ...

 Production Announcement
Production Announcement

Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s gripping stage production of Macbeth—starring Patrick Stewart in a triumphant, Tony-nominated performance—will be filmed for television in a ...

 In Conversation With Sting
In Conversation With Sting

By Jennifer Melick. Originally published for WNET.org's SundayArts blog.

I’ve been obsessively listening to “The Hounds of Winter,” one of the tracks on “If on a Winter’s Night,” Sting’s latest CD, a winter-themed album. The song isn’t new—it first came out more than a decade ago on Sting’s Mercury Falling—but it’s ...

 Preview of the Concert
Preview of the Concert

Composer, singer, actor, activist – Sting has won universal acclaim in all of these roles, but he defies easy labeling. He’s best described as an adventurer and risk-taker. As he himself has said, “I love to put myself in new situations. I’m not afraid to be a beginner.” Recorded on ...

Andrea Bocelli and David Foster My Christmas

Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas

Preview of the Concert

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. The inspiring concert performance, recorded at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, ...

John Adams
Interview with John Adams

John Adams is one of America's most admired and respected composers today. He's also a conductor eagerly sought after by America's major orchestras, a writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, a chamber conductor, and a Pulitzer prize and multi-Grammy-winning composer of enormous range and technical command. Paula Zahn interviews Adams in this SundayArts Profile.

 Preview of the Concert
Preview of the Concert

Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World for 2009” and frequently described as the most dynamic young conductor to arrive on the classical music scene since the legendary Leonard Bernstein, 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in ...

 The Vienna Philharmonic Plays Strauss
The Vienna Philharmonic Plays Strauss

Watch the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, play a section of Johann Strauss' Wiener Blut and the the dramatic conclusion of the concert at Schönbrunn, including a fireworks display over the beautiful hedges and gardens in the Baroque Park.

 Preview of <em>The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2009</em>
Preview of The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2009

Under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, one of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, the internationally-renowned Vienna Philharmonic performs an open-air summertime concert in the historic Baroque Park overlooking the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace, one of Austria’s most important cultural monuments. Recorded in glorious high definition and pristine 5.1 surround sound, The ...