Premieres Friday, October 8 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)
In Great Performances at the Met: Three Divas at Versailles, three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard joins Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez to perform timeless selections by Mozart, Offenbach and Bizet including “Voi che sapete” and “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” along with beloved songs like “Bésame Mucho” and “Cielito Lindo.” The concert was recorded in May at the Royal Opera of Versailles in France and Met Opera soprano Christine Goerke hosts the broadcast Friday, October 8 at 10 p.m. on PBS.
Great Performances at the Met: Three Divas at Versailles is part of #PBSForTheArts, a multiplatform campaign that celebrates the resiliency of the arts in America during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and reopening and features new performing arts content filmed within the constraints of the pandemic. Previous Great Performances programs include Romeo & Juliet from the National Theatre, Uncle Vanya, The Arts Interrupted and Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020, with the 2021 concert premiering Friday, August 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The collection of #PBSForTheArts programs is available at pbs.org/arts and the PBS Video app. Curated conversation and digital shorts are also available on PBS social media platforms using #PBSForTheArts.
Throughout its nearly 50-year history on PBS, Great Performances has provided an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming. Showcasing a diverse range of artists from around the world, the series has earned 67 Emmy Awards and six Peabody Awards. Peek behind the curtain at the Great Performances website for exclusive videos, interviews, photos, full episodes and more. The series is produced by The WNET Group.
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Gary Halvorson directs with Mia Bongiovanni as Supervising Producer. Louisa Briccetti, Matt Dobkin, and Victoria Warivonchik are Producers. Peter Gelb is Executive Producer. Corporate support for Great Performances at the Met is provided by Toll Brothers. Series funding was also made possible by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, and Jody and John Arnhold.
For Great Performances: Bill O’Donnell is Series Producer and David Horn is Executive Producer.