Arts and Music

Great Performances

Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival

54m

Go behind the scenes of Broadway as shows reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-awaited reopening nights while the theater industry learns how to turn the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episodes

  • Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole

    S49 E12 - 1h 14m

    Enjoy this special encore of Natalie Cole’s Emmy-winning concert of her GRAMMY-winning album in Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole. Featuring classics such as “Mona Lisa,” “The Very Thought of You” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” the concert also features a special performance of Nat King Cole’s signature song “Unforgettable” sung as a duet by Natalie Cole and her father.

  • Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole

    S49 E12 - 1h 2m

    Enjoy this special encore of Natalie Cole’s Emmy-winning concert of her GRAMMY-winning album in Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole. Featuring classics such as “Mona Lisa,” “The Very Thought of You” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” the concert also features a special performance of Nat King Cole’s signature song “Unforgettable” sung as a duet by Natalie Cole and her father.

  • Coppelia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coppelia

    S49 E10 - 1h 16m

    Enjoy this contemporary reboot of the 1870 classical ballet favorite. Blending live action ballet with CGI, the film features ballet stars Michaela DePrince and Daniel Camargo.

  • Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night

    S49 E9 - 1h 22m

    Celebrate opening night of San Francisco Symphony’s 110th season as it welcomes its new GRAMMY-winning music director Esa-Pekka Salonen, featuring music by John Adams, esperanza spalding & Wayne Shorter and performances by Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

  • Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night

    S49 E9 - 1h 22m

    Celebrate opening night of San Francisco Symphony’s 110th season as it welcomes its new GRAMMY-winning music director Esa-Pekka Salonen, featuring music by John Adams, esperanza spalding & Wayne Shorter and performances by Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

  • Great Performances: A John Williams Premiere at Tanglewood: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances: A John Williams Premiere at Tanglewood

    S49 E8 - 1h 24m

    Experience a concert of works by legendary composer John Williams from Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home at Tanglewood including Williams’ new violin concerto performed by virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter and other works conducted by Andris Nelsons.

  • Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost

    S49 E6 - 54m 25s

    Go inside the mind of a genius as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven's most personal music at a historic Berkshires manor to explore the composer’s brilliant career—where they are visited by some unexpected guests.

  • The Red Shoes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Red Shoes

    S49 E3 - 1h 37m

    Experience Hans Christian Andersen’s dark fairytale from acclaimed director-choreographer Matthew Bourne with this Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation starring Ashley Shaw, Adam Cooper, Dominic North and Michaela Meazza.

  • Yannick – An Artist’s Journey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Yannick – An Artist’s Journey

    S49 E1 - 1h 49m

    Experience the music director of the Metropolitan Opera’s meteoric rise to become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after music directors of his generation in this documentary from cinema verité filmmaker Susan Froemke.

  • Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival

    S49 - 54m

    Go behind the scenes of Broadway as shows reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-awaited reopening nights while the theater industry learns how to turn the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022

    S49 - 1h 27m

    Ring in the new year in Austria at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic and host Hugh Bonneville in this annual concert of waltzes by Strauss and more under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim.

  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022

    S49 - 1h 25m

    Ring in the new year in Austria at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic and host Hugh Bonneville in this annual concert of waltzes by Strauss and more under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim.

Extras + Features

  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022 Preview

    S49 E15 - 30s

    Ring in the new year in Austria at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic and host Hugh Bonneville in this annual concert of waltzes by Strauss and more under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim.

  • Excerpts from Great Performances at the Met: New Year's Eve: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Excerpts from Great Performances at the Met: New Year's Eve

    S49 E14 - 5m 45s

    Watch Met stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani sing highlights from Great Performances at the Met: New Year's Eve Gala. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs.

  • Great Performances at the Met: New Year's Eve Gala Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances at the Met: New Year's Eve Gala Preview

    S49 E14 - 30s

    The Met rings in the new year with a gala performance featuring stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs.

  • GP at the Met: Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    GP at the Met: Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert Preview

    S49 E13 - 30s

    Recorded December 2020, the legendary bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel performs a holiday program accompanied by Jeff Howard on piano and the Welsh traditional folk group Calan from Brecon Cathedral in the singer’s native Wales.

  • Unforgettable, by Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unforgettable, by Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole

    S49 E12 - 3m 37s

    Watch this a special performance of Nat King Cole’s signature song “Unforgettable” sung as a duet by Natalie Cole and her father, accompanied by his televised image.

  • Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole Preview

    S49 E12 - 30s

    Enjoy this special encore of Natalie Cole’s Emmy-winning concert of her GRAMMY-winning album in Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole. Featuring classics such as “Mona Lisa,” “The Very Thought of You” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” the concert also features a special performance of Nat King Cole’s signature song “Unforgettable” sung as a duet by Natalie Cole and her father.

  • Behind the Curtain | Coppelia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Behind the Curtain | Coppelia

    S49 E10 - 2m 59s

    Go behind the curtain on the set of "Coppelia" with Michaela DePrince as she talks about what the role of Swan means to her and how this production reimagines "Coppelia" for a modern audience through the use of green-screen technology.

  • Coppelia Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coppelia Preview

    S49 E10 - 30s

    Enjoy this contemporary reboot of the 1870 ballet favorite that blends live-action ballet with CGI and features ballet stars Michaela DePrince and Daniel Camargo.

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