Great Performances - Season 39

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  • Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2011
    8/19/11
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    Distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev leads the third annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night concert in the Schoenbrunn Palace's magnificent baroque gardens.

  • Great Performances at the Met: Capriccio

    Renée Fleming stars in Richard Strauss's opera about a widow who is pursued by two suitors.

  • Great Performances at the Met: Le Comte Ory

    For the first time in its history The Metropolitan Opera performsRossini's final comic masterpiece, Le Comte Ory.Renée Fleming hosts.Juan Diego Flórez stars as the title character.

  • Rigoletto from Mantua
    7/15/11
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    Giuseppe Verdi's famous opera was recorded in Mantua, Italy, in sites, and even times of day, specified in the opera's libretto. The ambitious production was aired live worldwide in September 2010, and this film is the result.

  • Great Performances at the Met: Lucia di Lammermoor (2011)

    French sopranoNatalie Dessay returns in one of her greatest roles, last seen on Great Performances in a http://www.tv.com/shows/great-performances/great-performances-at-the-met-lucia-di-lammermoor-1288788/">2007 production.Gaetano Donizetti's opera is the story of a woman driven to madness at being forced to marry a man she does not love.

    Also starsJoseph Callejaas Edgardo. RenéeFleming serves as hostess.

  • Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3
    Superstar Eric Clapton brings together a host of talented musical artists for his third Crossroads Guitar Festival. The broadcast features highlights of the 11-hour concert that took place at Chicago's Toyota Park in June 2010.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Iphigénie en Tauride
    Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera, widely considered his best, is based on a Greek myth of a woman dealing with her family's violent past. Performed in French with English subtitles.
  • Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert
    An eclectic group of musicians perform some of the works that have made Carnegie Hall a major musical venue since its foundation in 1891. The New York Philharmonic is conducted by Alan Gilbert.
  • Great Performances at the Met: La Fanciulla del West
    The Metropolitan Opera company presents the Puccini's La Fanciulla del West on the 100th anniversary of the opera's debut at the Met in 1910. The opera, set in a mining camp during the California Gold Rush, is performed in Italian with English subtitles.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Don Carlo
    Verdi's grand opera, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition, is performed by New York's Metropolitan Opera company. The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. Cast: Deborah Voigt - Hostess Roberto Alagna - Don Carlo Marina Poplavskaya - Elisabeth de Valois Anna Smirnova - Princess Eboli Ferruccio Furlanetto - Philip II Simon Keenlyside - Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa Eric Halfvarson - the Grand Inquisitormoreless
  • Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium
    3/7/11
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    The iconic Billy Joel and his superstar guests were chosen to perform the last concert at New York's Shea Stadium before its 2008 demolition. Calling the concert "Last Play at Shae," Joel electrified the crowd with his biggest hit songs, and his guests, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney, each perform.moreless
  • Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends
    Music producer David Foster follows his previous Great Performances concert, 2008's Hitman: David Foster and Friends with this concert, filmed in Las Vegas in October 2010.
  • Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway
    Harry Connick Jr. performs in his trademark New Orleans style at New York's Neil Simon Theater. Connick is accompanied by his full band and a 12-piece string section. This performance was taped live in July 2010.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Boris Godunov
    Mussorgsky's Russian masterpiece was adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov. This performance is based on the 1875 version of the opera, but has reinstated some songs from the original 1869 version. Valery Gergiev conducts the orchestra.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Don Pasquale
    New York's Metropolitan Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera, Don Pasquale. Renown Russian soprano Anna Netrebko shines as Norina, the clever romantic heroine. Matthew Polenzani portrays the lovelorn Ernesto, Mariusz Kwiecien is Dr. Malatesta, and John Del Carlo plays the title character, Don Pasquale. Austrian director Otto Schenk directs the stage production.moreless
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2011
    The Vienna Philharmonic's annual New Year's program is the largest world-wide event in classical music reaching over a billion people in 72 countries through radio and television. Franz Welser-Möst is guest conductor. Welser-Möst is Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra, and General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera. Once again the orchestra plays the much-loved waltzes of the Strauss family, highlighted by visual scenes from Vienna landmarks.moreless
  • Celebración! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Juan Diego Flórez
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic opens their season with a concert featuring Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel chose Latin classical selections for this performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Actress Eva Mendes is the hostess for the evening.
  • Celebracion! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Juan Diego Florez
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic opens their season with a concert featuring Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel chose Latin classical selections for this performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Actress Eva Mendes is the hostess for the evening.
  • Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
    11/24/10
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    Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, an all-star cast perform Sondheim songs in honor of his 80th birthday. Taped at Lincoln Center March 15 and 16, 2010.
  • Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
    11/24/10
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    Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, an all-star cast perform Sondheim songs in honor of his 80th birthday. Taped at Lincoln Center March 15 and 16, 2010.
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler's 7th
    When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Riccardo Muti fell ill, former conductor Pierre Boulez took the baton for this performance, taped on October 16 and 17, 2010.
  • Macbeth
    Macbeth
    Episode 3
    10/6/10
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    This production of Shakespeare's Scottish tale takes place in a 20th century military setting. It was filmed after a successful run as a stage production in London and New York.
  • Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg
    Soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky perform scenes from operas in St. Petersburg's most beautiful palaces. Between performances Fleming and Hvorostovsky visit the city's scenic wonders while boating through St. Petersburg's canals.
  • Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert 2010
    The world-renown Vienna Philharmonic performs at Austria's beautiful Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. The evening's theme is "Moon, Planets and Stars," with selections including John Williams' "Star Wars," and Gustav Holst's "The Planets."
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