Great Performances - Season 28

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AIRED ON 12/1/2018

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Episode Guide

  • Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Krakow
    The Berlin Philharmonic performs works by Mozart, Chopin and Schumann. Taped in Krakow, Poland at St. Mary's Church.
  • `La Traviata' from Paris
    Verdi's 1853 masterpiece taped in June 2000 in various Paris locations.
  • Can't Stop Now
    Can't Stop Now
    Episode 16
    Members of Netherland's Dance Theater 3 in The Hague, all of whom are over 40, are seen in rehearsal, performance and in interviews.
  • La Forza del Destino
    The original version of Verdi's dark opera, taped in 1998 at the Merlinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, where is was first performed in 1862. Verdi wrote a happier ending in 1869, which is considered the difinitive version.
  • Play On!
    Play On!
    Episode 14
    An adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night set in 1940s Harlem and including music by Duke Ellington.
  • The Art of Piano
    The Art of Piano
    Episode 13
    The greatest pianists of the 20th century are featured in this performance documentary
  • Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: Ode to Joy 2000
    The Berlin Philharmonic perform Beethoven's greatest works in a concert commemorating the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Taped May 1, 2000 at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, the program also includes a tour of Berlin.
  • College of Comedy with Alan King, Part II
    Following his comedy symposium at Harvard in 1997, comedian Alan King is back, this time at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's `Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
    The 1999 film version of Webber's beloved musical featuring Donny Osmond as Joseph. Osmond also hosts the evening, which includes an interview with Webber and clips from Jesus Christ, Superstar and Whistle Down the Wind.
  • Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera
    A documentary telling the story of African American opera singers from Paul Robeson to Marian Anderson to Jesse Norman. Interviews, archival clips and new musical sequences are included.
  • Central Park
    Central Park
    Episode 8
    Three one-act operas set in New York's Central Park. Stories are written by playwrights Wendy Wasserstein, A.R. Gurney and Terrence McNally.
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration (2000)
    The Vienna Philharmonic returns for their annual New Years peformance of Straus waltzes and more.
  • Dance in America: Le Corsaire with American Ballet Theatre
    This 19th century tale is a showcase for the men of ballet, featuring betrayal, murder and pirates.
  • Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias
    At a Christmas concert filmed in Rome, Bocelli sings classical pieces and Christmas standards accompanied by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung, conductor.
  • My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies
    A live concert at Carnegie Hall filmed in September 1998. A gathering of Broadway's best leading ladies past and present.
  • Burn the Floor: A Great Performances Special
    Forty-four of the world's champion ballroom and latin dancers perform at the first annual "Burn the Floor" dance sensation.
  • Crazy For You
    Crazy For You
    Episode 2
    The Tony Award winning Broadway musical adaptation of the George and Ira Gershwin 1930 hit "Girl Crazy." Recorded for television at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. Produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams.
  • Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1999
    The music of Richard Strauss is featured. Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.