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S38 Ep6
GP at the Met: Boris Godunov
The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov starring Rene Pape as Boris and conducted by Valery Gergiev, will air on Thirteen’s Great Performances Sunday, February 13 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Stephen Wadsworth directs the company’s first new production of the opera since 1974.
Premiered: 2/13/2011
S38 Ep5
GP at the Met: Don Pasquale
Anna Netrebko revives her sensational turn in this sophisticated bel canto comedy, opposite Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo in the title role. Met Music Director James Levine conducts. When Otto Schenk's production premiered in 2006, the New York Times acclaimed it as "brilliant" and "wonderful."
Premiered: 1/5/2011
S38 Ep4
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2011
Vienna New Year's Celebration 2012
Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns to host the annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Mariss Jansons from Vienna's Musikverein. The famed Vienna Boys' Choir will add their celestial voices to the gala. From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2012 airs live Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 p.m. (check local listings) with an encore at 7:30 p.m.
Premiered: 12/31/2010
S38 Ep3
Celebracion! Dudamel, Florez, and the L.A. Philharmonic
THIRTEEN's Great Performances spotlights the October 7 opening night concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel featuring renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Actress Eva Mendes hosts the broadcast. The program will air Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
Premiered: 12/28/2010
S42 Ep7
Macbeth
The production, though retaining the Goold’s concept of relocating the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century militaristic society, has been rethought in vivid filmic terms starring Sir Patrick Stewart in his Tony-nominated performance and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood. Presented on PBS as part of the Great Performances series Wednesday, October 6, at 9 p.m. (check local listings).
Premiered: 10/5/2010
S37 Ep27
Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky
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.
Premiered: 8/31/2010
S37 Ep20
Hamlet
Shakespeare's immortal "To be, or not to be" takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors David Tennant and (recently-knighted) Sir Patrick Stewart reprise their roles for a modern-dress, film-for-television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) 2008 stage production of Hamlet.
Premiered: 4/27/2010
S37 Ep15
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
Multi-Grammy-winning phenomenon Michael Bublé returns to public television in Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, a musical concert that captures the star in a trademark, high-octane performance. Recorded at New York City’s famed arena, this program’s highlights include a show-stopping collection of Bublé’s hits not included on the DVD release.
Premiered: 3/4/2010
S37 Ep4
Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas
Andrea Bocelli and David Foster My Christmas
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.
Premiered: 12/1/2009
S37 Ep1
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Considered the most dynamic young conductor in classical music since Bernstein, 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. In this program, learn more about Dudamel, the LA Philharmonic, composer John Adams, and see a movement from John Adams' "City Noir" and Mahler's "Symphony No. 1 in D major" performed at his inaugural concert.
Premiered: 10/20/2009
S36 Ep24
Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration: Live from MSG
With a career spanning more than half a century, renowned folk artist, political activist, and avid environmentalist, Pete Seeger, turned 90 in May of 2009. In honor of the milestone birthday, a multi-generational roster of artists, whose music has been shaped by Seeger’s vision, gathered at Madison Square Garden on May 3 to celebrate his lifetime achievement.
Premiered: 7/30/2009

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