Great Performances - Season 33

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Cook, Dixon & Young in Concert
    Tenors Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon and Thomas Young perform a variety of musical genres, including opera, gospel, traditional spirituals, jazz and Broadway show tunes.
  • Dance in America: `Swan Lake' with American Ballet Theatre
    Tchaikovsky's classic ballet is performed at the Kennedy Center by the American Ballet Theatre.
  • Operatunity
    Episode 15
    Six opera lovers from across England receive a crash course in voice, drama and other opera techniques, finally making their debut in a performance of "Rigoletto."
  • The Little Prince
    The Little Prince
    Episode 14
    The Houston Grand Opera performs an opera by Rachel Portman based on the de Saint-Exupéry book. A downed pilot (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) meets a boy (Joseph McManners) who lives alone on a very small planet. The productions young stars, McManners and Mairead Carlin (The Rose) were found via a talent search that included 25,000 children.moreless
  • One Night with Rod Stewart
    Rod Steward performs songs from his third "Great American Songbook" album entitled, Stardust at London's Royal Albert Hall.
  • Andrea Bocelli: Tribute on Ice
    Bocelli and guests sing while champion skaters take to the ice.
  • Leonard Bernstein's `Candide' with the New York Philharmonic
    Leonard Bernstein's 1956 operetta based on Voltaire's novella.
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2005
    The Vienna Philharmonic performs Strauss waltzes and polkas in Great Performances' 21st New Year's Day visit to Vienna. Includes a performance by the Vienna State Opera Ballet. Featured soloists are Vladimir Malakhov, Polina Semionova, and Giuseppe Picone. Walter Cronkite returns as host.
  • Bill Irwin: Clown Prince
    This documentary explores how Bill Irwin, actor, playwright, director, choreographer and clown, creates his unique brand of performance theater. Features highlights of performances and interviews with Irwin and some of his costars.
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Cinderella'
    This 1957 production, which pre-dates video tapes and has not been re-aired since the initial broadcast until now, was the only Rogers and Hammerstein work created specifically for television. It has been restored and is being aired again for the first time in almost 50 years. Julie Andrews hosts in a look back at herself as the title character.moreless
  • Hayley Westenra: Live from New Zealand
    Seventeen-year-old New Zealand vocal sensation Hayley Westenra performs live from Wellington. Haley is joined by baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Sophie Westenra, the Elim Gospel Choir, the Musical Island Boys, The Wellington Cathedral Choir and the Te Korowai Dance Group.
  • Josh Groban: Live at the Greek
    Josh Groban performs selections from his second album, "Closer," live from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival
    A gathering of great musicians taped during the 3-day Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas in the summer of 2004.
  • Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2004
    The Philadelphia Orchestra performs at the opening concert of the season at Carnegie Hall. Special guests are Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming.
  • John Lennon's Jukebox
    This retrospective explores John Lennon's musical influences by revealing the music in his record collection. Featured songs are those found on a jukebox Lennon owned in the 1960s.