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Great Performances

Great Performances

GREAT PERFORMANCES, the longest-running performing arts anthology on television, continues to feature the best in the performing arts.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Shw-9do6URAaumM4pUmQ3A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the late 1950s-70s. This new documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Plácido Domingo and more. /episodes/get/90786 /episode/90786 Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own /episode-player/90786

Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the 1950s-70s. This performance-documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Placido Domingo and more.

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Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:09
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/WOp03kt7ijQKRQreb5cm4w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Watch an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s hit 2005 Broadway play and the 2008 film about suspicion leading to a battle of wills at a Bronx Catholic school. Starring Christine Brewer, Adriana Zabala, Matthew Worth and Denyce Graves. /episodes/get/89421 /episode/89421 Doubt from the Minnesota Opera /episode-player/89421

In this new opera based on John Patrick Shanley's play and film, suspicion ignites a battle of wills at a Catholic school in the Bronx, circa 1964. The charismatic and progressive Father Flynn is trying to loosen the stranglehold of St. Nicholas Church School's strict customs, which are fiercely guarded by its iron-fisted principal, Sister Aloysius Beauvier. When the young, innocent Sister James shares with the principal her suspicion that Father Flynn may be abusing the school's only black student, Sister Aloysius embarks on a personal crusade to find the truth and ruin the priest.

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Sat, 01/26/2019 - 07:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/WOp03kt7ijQKRQreb5cm4w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Watch an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s hit 2005 Broadway play and the 2008 film about suspicion leading to a battle of wills at a Bronx Catholic school. Starring Christine Brewer, Adriana Zabala, Matthew Worth and Denyce Graves. /episodes/get/90952 /episode/90952 Doubt from the Minnesota Opera /episode-player/90952

Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donamr Warehouse set in prison.

Air date:
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 07:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/AbbXxf4UNW-9ilKvXxSf_Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. From Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. Starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer. /episodes/get/89198 /episode/89198 Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago /episode-player/89198

Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck's enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. From Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. Starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer.

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:00
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Sun Jun 23rd, 1:00pm
Mon Jun 24th, 4:30am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/rU8Op3xvQciNfI7tXuXiZA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Celebrate the orchestra’s centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, featuring pianist Lang Lang, and works by Mozart, Strauss, and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors. /episodes/get/89056 /episode/89056 The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration /episode-player/89056

Celebrate the orchestra's centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Most, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strass and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors.

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Sat, 01/12/2019 - 07:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/o4l1TME8qfH65wMrkp_Yfg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Great Performances continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein. Under the baton of guest conductor Christian Thielemann, the celebration features favorite Strauss Family waltzes and the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet.... /episodes/get/88876 /episode/88876 From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019 /episode-player/88876

Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

Air date:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 06:00
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