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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.

The Red Shoes

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.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • Great Performances - Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances - Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

    S49 E2 - 1h 41m

    The Metropolitan Opera presents a special performance of the Verdi Requiem to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Hosted by Misty Copeland, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the performance featuring the Met orchestra and chorus with soloists Ailyn Pérez, Michelle DeYoung, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.

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    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.

Extras + Features

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    Bésame Mucho

    S49 E5 - 2m 29s

    Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez join forces with three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard to sing this beautiful rendition of "Bésame Mucho" in Great Performances at the Met: Three Divas at Versailles.

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    Three Divas at Versailles Preview

    S49 E5 - 30s

    Three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard joins Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez to perform timeless selections by Mozart, Offenbach and Bizet including “Voi che sapete” and “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” along with beloved songs like “Bésame Mucho” and “Cielito Lindo.” The concert was recorded in May at the Royal Opera of Versailles in France and Met Opera soprano Christine Goerke hosts.

  • Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala in Concert Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala in Concert Preview

    S49 E4 - 30s

    From the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany, recorded in January, this world-famous soprano-tenor pair perform arias and duets from some of their many performances at the Met including Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” “Luisa Miller” and Dvořák’s “Rusalka," accompanied by Vincenzo Scalera on piano.

  • Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala in Concert Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala in Concert Preview

    S49 E4 - 30s

    From the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany, recorded in January, this world-famous soprano-tenor pair perform arias and duets from some of their many performances at the Met including Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” “Luisa Miller” and Dvořák’s “Rusalka," accompanied by Vincenzo Scalera on piano.

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    The Party Audition

    S49 E3 - 1m 34s

    Aspiring dancer Victoria Page auditions for impresario Boris Lermontov at a party. As Page and aspiring pianist Julian Caster vie for the impresario's attention, they soon find that their talents are best used when combined, resulting in this awe inspiring piece.

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    Highlights from "The Red Shoes"

    S49 E3 - 1m 34s

    Enjoy highlights from Matthew Bourne's "The Red Shoes." Based on the film by the same name, "The Red Shoes" follows Victoria Page (Ashley Shaw) as her ambitions to be a famous dancer create a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: Composer Julian Craster (Dominic North) and impresario Boris Lermontov (Adam Cooper).

  • The Red Shoes Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Red Shoes Preview

    S49 E3 - 30s

    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.

  • The Red Shoes: From Film to Stage: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Red Shoes: From Film to Stage

    S49 E3 - 3m 33s

    Listen to director Matthew Bourne as he explains how he incorporated dance into this stage adaptation of "The Red Shoes." Based on the iconic film by the same name, Bourne chose to fully immerse the audience into the world of the dancers by integrating dance into every aspect of the show.

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    Dies Irae

    S49 E2 - 2m 10s

    The Met Orchestra and Chorus perform "Dies Irae" in Great Performances - Verdi's Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11. Stream this program in its entirety until September 26.

  • Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11 Preview

    S49 E2 - 30s

    Honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with this special performance hosted by Misty Copeland and led by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin featuring soloists Ailyn Pérez, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.

  • Great Performances – Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances – Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

    S49 E2 - 30s

    Honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with this special performance hosted by Misty Copeland and led by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin featuring soloists Ailyn Pérez, Michelle DeYoung, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.

Schedule

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    Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba

    Sunday
    Sep 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Singer Gloria Estefan is exploring three of Brazil's most influential cities and looks at the origins of its music through its people.
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    John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway

    Sunday
    Sep 26

    1 Hour

    Comic and actor John Leguizamo examines the repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history in his one-man show "Latin History for Morons."
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    Roots of Latin Jazz

    Sunday
    Sep 26

    1 Hour

    Celebrating the rhythms of Latin music with performances by Grammy Award-winning artists including Richard Bona and Anaadi; host Sheila E.

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