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The live broadcast of Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer Verdi's birth with his Requiem.
Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario for the ballet is a gothic fairy tale for all ages.
Sting performs songs from his new album and forthcoming musical, "The Last Ship."
"Barrymore" is the film adaptation of the Broadway play starring Christopher Plummer.
This Royal National Theatre production gave Hugh Jackman his breakout musical role.
The award-winning opera, "Moby-Dick," performed by San Francisco Opera.
A stellar roster of artists perform and share stories in tribute to Great Performances.
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Alessandro Corbelli sings Don Magnifico's aria in the Rossini opera La Cenerentola.
Joyce DiDonato sings a joyful aria as Angelina in Rossini's La Cenerentola.
Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform the popular Yiddish classic “A Yidishe Mame”
Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform the opening song Yism’Khu.
An excerpt of Lang Lang performing a Richard Strauss piece with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Gustavo Dudamel describes the Requiem as passionately as he conducts it.
Sophie Koch (Charlotte) sings an aria from Act III of of Massenet's "Werther."
Kaufmann sings the aria "O Nature" in this excerpt from Act I of Massenet's "Werther."
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John Lithgow hosts a live, two-hour show with Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning performers.
Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini’s Cinderella story.
Hear Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot in liturgical and traditional works.
James Levine Leads a youthful cast in Mozart’s joyful and heart-rending masterpiece.
With piano virtuoso Lang Lang and symphonic poems by Berlioz and Richard Strauss.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars as the tortured poet in the Met’s new production of Werther.
Franco Zeffirelli’s lavish production is the most-performed opera in Met history.