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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 event.

 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 Francisco Symphony and its conductor ...

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” echoed Newsday, while The New ...

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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 will be celebrated conductor Daniel ...

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Introduction

Finnish soprano Karita Mattila caused a sensation when she sang Salome at the Met for the first time in 2004, stunning the opera world with her interpretation of Richard Strauss’ fabled biblical princess. Wonderful news for fans – musical and TV – is her return to the role Saturday, January ...

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Radiant mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and dashing Italian tenor Marcello Giordani are unlucky lovers in La Damnation de Faust, Hector Berlioz’s classic take on dancing with the devil, Saturday, February 28 at noon (ET) on Great Performances at the Met (check local listings). Presented by THIRTEEN in 5.1 digital surround sound ...