Great Performances - Season 35

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




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AIRED ON 11/9/2018

Season 45 : Episode 15

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AIRS ON 11/16/2018

Season 45 : Episode 16

Episode Guide

  • Nureyev: The Russian Years
    Recently discovered sources that were silenced in Soviet Russia now speak freely about the great dancer Rudolph Nureyev. Interviews with friends and colleagues trace his early career and his decision to defect in 1961. Includes archival footage never before seen in the West.
  • Lionel Richie: Live in Paris
    Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Lionel Richie performs a concert of his famous hits and newer songs from his latest CD, Coming Home.
  • Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
    A celebration of the Stax Records company of Memphis Tennessee with commentaries by former performers, executives and others. In it\'s heyday in the 1960s Stax recorded songs for such stars as Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs and Richard Pryor.
  • Dance in America: Dancing in the Light
    A follow-up to 2001s survey of African American dance, Free to Dance, Dancing in the Light included full performances that were not in the original series due to time restrictions.
  • Great Performances at the Met: "Il Trittico"
    Giacomo Puccini's opera is performed at New York's Lincoln Center by the famed Metropolitan Opera Company.
  • We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song
    April 25, 2007, would have been Ella Fitzgerald's 90th birthday. To celebrate, Great Performances has created an all-star tribute to the great jazz singer.
  • Great Performances at the Met: "The Barber of Seville"
    Rossini's opera performed by the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Great Performances at the Met: "Eugene Onegin"
    Tchaikovsky's opera based on Alexander Pushkin's poem is performed under the direction of conductor Valery Gergiev.
  • Great Performances at the Met: "The First Emperor"
    Composer Tan Dun's opera "The First Emporer" is performed at New York's Metropolitan Opera House conducted by the composer. Performers include Plácido Domingo (Emperor Qin), Wu Hsing-Kuo (Ying-Yang Master) and Michelle DeYoung (Shaman).
  • Barenboim on Beethoven
    Legendary pianist Daniel Barenboim performs five Beethoven sonatas.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live
    Jerry Lee Lewis performs selections from his current album, "Last Man Standing." This album, released 50 years after his first album debuted, features new duet versions of his hit songs performed with a variety of singers.
  • Loreena McKennitt: Nights From the Alhambra
    Canadian Celtic artist Loreena McKennitt performs at Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.
  • Sting: Songs from the Labyrinth
    Sting and acclaimed Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov perform songs of Elizabethan musician John Dowland.
  • Great Performances at the Met: I Puritani
    Vincenzo Bellini's opera set during the English Civil War, in the 1640s.
  • Great Performances at the Met: The Magic Flute
    Mozart's "The Magic Flute" performed by the New York Metropolitan Opera.
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2007
    Great Performances 23rd annual New Year's Day celebration includes Vienna Philharmonic direted by Zubin Mehta, and host Walter Cronkite.
  • Garrison Keillor's New Year's Eve Special
    Garrison Keillor hosts a live New Year's Eve broadcast from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • A Tribute to James Taylor
    Various artists perform songs made famous by James Taylor, including Taylor himself. Song list: Shower The People -- The Dixie Chicks Rainy Day Man -- Bonnie Raitt Secret O'Life -- India.Arie Mexico -- Jackson Browne, David Crosby, and Sheryl Crow You Can Close Your Eyes -- Sting Everybody Has The Blues -- Dr. John and Taj Mahal Carolina In My Mind -- Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas Country Road -- Keith Urban Millworker -- Bruce Springsteen You've Got A Friend -- Carole King She A Little Light -- James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) -- James Taylor Fire And Rain -- James Taylormoreless
  • Beverly Sills: Made in America
    A tribute to Beverly Sills with performances by Sills and others, and clips from past performances
  • Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2006
    Carnegie Hall's opening night of the season features The Cleveland Orchestra performing an evening of Viennese favorites.
  • Mozart at 250: The Salzburg Festival Celebration
    To celebrate Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th birthday a gala concert is presented with the Vienna Philharmonic. Mozart's most memorable works are featured.
  • Vienna State Opera 50th Anniversary Reopening Gala
    The Vienna State Opera House reopened on November 5, 1955, after being bombed during World War II. This concert, performed on November 5, 2005, in celebration of the reopening's 50th anniversary, broght together some of the world's leading opera stars and premier conductors to perform selections from the 1955 opera season.moreless