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.

Mick Fleetwood & Friends

1h 33m

Experience an all-star concert honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and founding member Peter Green at the London Palladium featuring artists including Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler, David Gilmour, Noel Gallagher, Christine McVie and more.

Episodes

  • Mick Fleetwood & Friends: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mick Fleetwood & Friends

    S48 E23 - 1h 33m

    Experience an all-star concert honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and founding member Peter Green at the London Palladium featuring artists including Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler, David Gilmour, Noel Gallagher, Christine McVie and more.

  • Andrea Bocelli: Believe: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Andrea Bocelli: Believe

    S48 E22 - 1h 2m

    Enjoy the songs of the internationally beloved tenor’s 2020 album recorded on location in Malta. Selections performed include “Gratia Plena,” a duet with Cecilia Bartoli, and new interpretations of “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

  • The Arts Interrupted: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Arts Interrupted

    S48 E20 - 52m 55s

    Take an inside look at how arts organizations nationwide are surviving the pandemic and how they are maturing during the country’s reckoning with systemic racism, featuring interviews with artists and performances made during lockdown.

  • Uncle Vanya: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Uncle Vanya

    S48 E18 - 2h 24m

    Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson breathes new life into Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece with his acclaimed adaptation of the drama, portraying life at the turn of the 20th century filled with tumultuous frustration, dark humor and hidden passions.

  • Romeo & Juliet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Romeo & Juliet

    S48 E17 - 1h 34m

    This stylized film of Shakespeare’s masterpiece from the National Theatre celebrates the theatrical imagination. In this contemporary retelling, a company of actors in a shuttered theater bring to life the tale of two young lovers who strive to transcend a world of violence and hate. Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star as Shakespeare’s immortal star-crossed lovers.

  • Beethoven in Beijing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beethoven in Beijing

    S48 E16 - 1h 23m

    Experience the international impact of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 trip to China, offering a story of cultural reversals and a glimpse into the worldwide future of classical music.

  • Movies for Grownups® Awards 2021 with AARP The Magazine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Movies for Grownups® Awards 2021 with AARP The Magazine

    S48 E14 - 53m 50s

    The AARP Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

  • The Magic of Horowitz: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Magic of Horowitz

    S48 E12 - 53m 55s

    Experience legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz’s 1986 Russian homecoming for a sold-out concert of personal favorites, featuring commentary from former manager Peter Gelb and virtuoso pianists Martha Argerich and Daniil Trifonov.

  • The Magic of Callas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Magic of Callas

    S48 E11 - 54m 40s

    Explore the legacy of superstar Maria Callas in this documentary detailing her 1964 comeback at London’s Royal Opera House in “Tosca,” featuring insights from fans including Rufus Wainwright and opera stars Thomas Hampson and Kristine Opolais.

  • Lea Salonga in Concert: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lea Salonga in Concert

    S48 E9 - 55m 25s

    Captured in peak performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career, as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters “Aladdin” and “Mulan” from the Sydney Opera House.

  • Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

    S48 E7 - 1h 23m

    Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is the first in-depth documentary that chronicles the story of the international Broadway blockbuster Fiddler on the Roof – exploring the unexpected richness of its themes as well as its deep reach across time and cultures.

  • GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends® 2020: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends® 2020

    S48 E5 - 1h 54m

    In collaboration with the Recording Academy®, Great Performances presents the fifth annual all-star special showcasing 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients, including Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Extras + Features

  • Great Performances at the Met: Joyce DiDonato in Concert: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Performances at the Met: Joyce DiDonato in Concert

    S48 E26 - 30s

    Experience a new performance by the American mezzo-soprano from the art-nouveau Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany, featuring Baroque works by Handel as well as songs like “La vie en rose” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

  • Joyce DiDonato Sings Mahler & Piaf: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Joyce DiDonato Sings Mahler & Piaf

    S48 E26 - 2m 54s

    Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, sings Gustav Mahler’s “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” and Édith Piaf's “La vie en rose.”

  • Jonas Kaufmann's "Nessun dorma": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jonas Kaufmann's "Nessun dorma"

    S48 E25 - 3m 9s

    Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, accompanied by the Vienna Philharmonic, sings Calàf's aria from the final act of Puccini's opera "Turandot."

  • The Suite from Dr. Zhivago: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Suite from Dr. Zhivago

    S48 E25 - 4m 1s

    Watch Valery Gergiev effortless conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra through French composer, Maurice Jarre's "Suite from Dr. Zhivago."

  • Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020 Preview

    S48 E25 - 31s

    Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of selections by Strauss, Wagner, Offenbach, Puccini and more from the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens under the baton of conductor Valery Gergiev featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

  • Anna Netrebko in Concert: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Anna Netrebko in Concert

    S48 E24 - 29s

    Recorded in February from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, the megastar performs Russian songs by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky as well as selections by Debussy, Dvořák, Fauré and Strauss. Accompanied by Pavel Nebolsin on piano, the program also features mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova for duets from Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” and more.

  • Mick Fleetwood & Friends Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mick Fleetwood & Friends Preview

    S48 E23 - 30s

    Experience an all-star concert honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and founding member Peter Green at the London Palladium featuring artists including Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler, David Gilmour, Noel Gallagher, Christine McVie and more.

  • Andrea Bocelli: Believe Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Andrea Bocelli: Believe Preview

    S48 E22 - 30s

    Enjoy the songs of the internationally beloved tenor’s 2020 album recorded on location in Malta. Selections performed include “Gratia Plena,” a duet with Cecilia Bartoli, and new interpretations of “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

  • GP at the Met: Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna in Concert: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    GP at the Met: Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna in Concert

    S48 E21 - 30s

    Recorded in August, the married tenor and soprano duo perform arias and duets from the Château de la Chèvre d’Or perched on a cliff in the South of France. selections performed include the love duet from “Madama Butterfly,” the hilarious “Caro elisir” from “L’Elisir d’Amore,” and the Mexican favorite “Cielito Lindo.”

Schedule

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    Great Performances

    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020

    Friday
    Jun 25

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs selections by Strauss, Wagner, Offenbach, Puccini and more from the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens; with tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
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    Great Performances

    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020

    Friday
    Jun 25

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs selections by Strauss, Wagner, Offenbach, Puccini and more from the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens; with tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
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    Great Performances

    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020

    Saturday
    Jun 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs selections by Strauss, Wagner, Offenbach, Puccini and more from the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens; with tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
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    Great Performances: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Great Performances

    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020

    Saturday
    Jun 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs selections by Strauss, Wagner, Offenbach, Puccini and more from the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens; with tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
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    Great Performances: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Great Performances

    Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020

    Sunday
    Jun 27

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs selections by Strauss, Wagner, Offenbach, Puccini and more from the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens; with tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

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