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  • Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles

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    S 40 : Ep 36 - 9/23/11

    The great tenor Placido Domingo looks back on his illustrious career in this compilation of performance clips.

  • A Concert for New York

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    S 40 : Ep 38 - 9/11/11

    In remembrance and renewal, Great Performances presents A Concert for New York , performed by the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 , led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, taped the previous night at a free concert in Avery Fisher Hall at New York's Lincoln Center. The program is hosted by NBC News special correspondent and author Tom Brokaw.

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  • Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert

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    S 39 : Ep 15 - 5/31/11

    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.moreless
  • Celebracion! Dudamel, Florez, and the L.A. Phil - Preview

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    12/29/10

    THIRTEEN's Great Performances spotlights the October 7 opening night concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel featuring renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Actress Eva Mendes hosts the broadcast. The program will air Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).moreless
  • "Move On" from Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

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    Watch broadway veterans Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin perform "Move On" from Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George with the New York Philharmonic for Sondheim's 80th birthday celebration. The two-hour concert, Sondheim! The Birthday Concert will air on PBS's Great Performances Wednesday, November 24 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).moreless
  • Carnegie Hall 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

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    S 37 : Ep 23 - 1/14/09

    Featuring selections ranging from the 1944 ballet Fancy Free through West Side Story (1957) to his final opera A Quiet Place (1983), this video offers a virtual sound portrait of Leonard Bernstein's life. This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Programs in 2009.moreless
  • Interview with Patrick Stewart

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    4/14/10

    Great Performances interviewed the recently-knighted "Sir" Patrick Stewart on his role in the upcoming GP special Hamlet to air on PBS stations nationwide on April 28th at 8 p.m. Stewart talked about the process of creating a modern adaptation of the Scottish play, how the cast created their characters, and what he hopes viewers will take from watching David Tennant and Gregory Doran's Hamlet.moreless
  • A Ballet in Sneakers: Jerome Robbins and Opus Jazz

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    3/23/10

    Watch choreographer (and original West Side Story dancer) Eliot Feld, Sondra Lee (one of Robbins' original "Opus" dancers), along with other Robbins' friends and colleagues join the current cast of dancers to contextualize the cultural and historical importance of Mr. Robbins' career and NY Export: Opus Jazz in this 10 minute documentary by Matt Wolf and Anna Farrell.moreless
  • King Lear

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    S 37 : Ep 12 - 3/25/09

    Ian McKellen portrays the tragic monarch in The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
  • Hancock, Dudamel & the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin

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    1/6/12

    Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin, featuring that classic piece as well as "An American in Paris" and Hancock's unique improvisation on the great standard "Someone to Watch Over Me," airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, January 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).moreless
  • Interview with The Sea Witch

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    12/16/11

    Meet Davit Karapetyan who dances the role of the Sea Witch in San Francisco Ballet's The Little Mermaid and find out how his makeup provides inspiration to playing his evil character. The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet airs on Great Performances Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Interview with The Mermaid

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    12/16/11

    Meet Yuan Yuan Tan who dances the title role in San Francisco Ballet's The Little Mermaid and learn how she uses highly expressive movement to evoke her character's emotional turmoil. The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet airs on Great Performances Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Interview with The Princess

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    12/16/11

    Meet Sarah Van Patten who dances the role of The Princess in San Francisco Ballet's The Little Mermaid and learn how her technical execution informs her character. The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet airs on Great Performances Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Interview with Lera Auerbach

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    12/16/11

    Meet Lera Auerbach, the composer of the original score for San Francisco Ballet's The Little Mermaid, and find out how she approached scoring this contemporary classic ballet. The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet airs on Great Performances Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Interview with The Poet

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    12/16/11

    Meet Lloyd Riggins who dances the role of the The Poet in San Francisco Ballet's The Little Mermaid and discover how his role, (based on the real life author Hans Christian Anderson), came to be part of the ballet. The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet airs on Great Performances Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Let Me Down Easy

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    12/13/11

    Anna Deavere Smith's latest production, Let Me Down Easy airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The Great Performances production was recorded in February 2011 in the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC, launching a national tour that concluded in September.moreless
  • Il Postino: Dress Rehearsal

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    11/25/11

    Take a look behind the curtain of Daniel Catan's opera in this dress rehearsal and interview with composer Catan and LA Opera Senior VP Christopher Koelsh as they discuss the differences between the opera, the movie, and the book. Il Postino from LA Opera starring Placido Domingo airs on Friday, November 25 at 9 pm, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Il Postino: First Musical Rehearsal

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    11/25/11

    See one of the first music rehearsals with the original cast of this new opera, including Cristina Gallardo-Domas rehearsing one of her solos. Il Postino from LA Opera starring Placido Domingo airs on Friday, November 25 at 9 pm, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Il Postino: Production Meeting

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    11/25/11

    Take an inside look at the creative process behind the opera with footage of the cast and crew during an initial production meeting, including a speech from director Ron Daniels on his original vision for the opera. Il Postino from LA Opera starring Placido Domingo airs on Friday, November 25 at 9 pm, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp

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    10/28/11

    This program will showcase the company's critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine's "Square Dance" (music by Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli) and "Western Symphony" (music by Hershy Kay) and Tharp's "The Golden Section" (music composed and performed by David Byrne). Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp airs Friday, October 28 at 9 p.m. as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.moreless
  • Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

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    9/30/11

    An American favorite for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric personal odyssey filmed on location in New Orleans. Let Them Talk is Laurie's personal journey into the heart and soul of the mixture of blues and jazz that grew out of New Orleans at the beginning of the last century.moreless
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