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S39 Ep23
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary
The concert features the BSO, Boston Pops Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons. Performances by pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and vocalist James Taylor. Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration premieres Friday, August 10 at 9pm(check local listings).
Premiered: 8/10/2012
S39 Ep22
GP at the Met: Manon
Anna Netrebko as the title character in "Manon."
Star soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met performances of the title role in Manon, Massenet’s opera about a country girl with conflicting desires for love and luxury who is drawn into a life of glamorous.
Premiered: 8/5/2012
S39 Ep20
GP at the Met: Emani
Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Angela Meade in Verdi's "Ernani."
Angela Meade, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Furlanetto star in Verdi’s Ernani airing on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 17 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Premiered: 6/17/2012
S39 Ep19
GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island
GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island
The Enchanted Island is a world premiere work that combines Baroque music with a new, English-language libretto featuring characters from Shakespeare, and a starry cast including Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Plácido Domingo, and Luca Pisaroni. It airs Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air an encore on Sunday, May 13 at 12 p.m.
Premiered: 5/18/2012
S39 Ep18
GP at the Met: Faust
Great Performances at the Met: Faust
Three of the opera world’s leading stars—Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, and René Pape—sing the principal roles in a new production of Gounod’s Faust, directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff in his Met debut. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Met performances of the opera, which airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Premiered: 5/13/2012
S39 Ep17
GP at the Met: Rodelinda
Renee Fleming and Andreas Scholl in Rodelinda
Renee Fleming reprises one of her most popular interpretations: the title role in Handel's Rodelinda, under the baton of Baroque specialist Harry Bicket in the revival of Stephen Wadsworth's acclaimed production Sunday, April 22 at 12 p.m. (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the program Thursday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. with an encore Sunday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m.
Premiered: 4/22/2012
S39 Ep16
San Francisco Symphony at 100
San Francisco Symphony's Centennial Season opening night gala, conducted by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, will air Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). The two-hour broadcast is hosted by author Amy Tan and features Tilson Thomas conducting the Orchestra and two of the leading artists of our time: legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and the dynamic pianist Lang Lang.
Premiered: 3/30/2012
S39 Ep13
The Thomashefskys
thomaschefsky
The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater, a celebration of Yiddish theater pioneers Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, airs Thursday, March 29 at 8 p.m. (check local listings), on THIRTEEN's Great Performances.
Premiered: 3/28/2012
S39 Ep15
GP at the Met: Satyagraha
Satyagraha opera
Philip Glass's inspirational opera Satyagraha (Sanskrit for "truth force"), in the first revival of Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch's innovative 2008 production, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 25 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the program Thursday, March 22 at 8:30 p.m. with an encore presentation Sunday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m.
Premiered: 3/25/2012
S39 Ep14
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Great Performances: The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, a fully-staged, lavish 25th anniversary mounting of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running Broadway and West End extravaganza, comes to Great Performances in March (check local listings). Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess star in a spectacular presentation from the ornate London concert venue with a host of special guest stars at the conclusion.
Premiered: 3/4/2012
S39 Ep12
GP at the Met: Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni at the Met
Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads his first Met performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage in his Met debut, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 26 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Thursday, February 23 at 9 p.m., with an encore Sunday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m.
Premiered: 2/26/2012
S39 Ep11
Memphis
Broadcast of Memphis, the Musical
Broadway's smash hit musical Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards(R) including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, comes to Great Performances Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Memphis is the first Best Musical Tony Award winner to air on U.S. national television with its original principals while continuing a successful Broadway run and national tour.
Premiered: 2/24/2012
S39 Ep10
Tony Bennett: Duets II
Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett in Duets II
Tony Bennett: Duets II features the singer's greatest hits, performed by Bennett and today's biggest stars, including John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and more. The sessions air on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Premiered: 1/27/2012
S39 Ep9
GP at the Met: Anna Bolena
The Metropolitan Opera premiere of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, starring soprano Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated first North American performances of the tour-de-force title role, will be the 2012 season opener of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
Premiered: 1/20/2012
S39 Ep8
Let Me Down Easy
Anna Deveare Smith Let Me Down Easy
Anna Deavere Smith's latest production, Let Me Down Easy airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The Great Performances production was recorded in February 2011 in the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC, launching a national tour that concluded in September.
Premiered: 1/12/2012

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