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American Masters: By Sidney Lumet

Posted: November 15th, 2016
Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being. The documentary features clips from Lumet’s films – 44 films made in 50 years – including Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, Network ...

Great Performances: Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Posted: November 29th, 2016
In December 2015, Chicago Lyric Opera premiered an opera adaptation of the novel Bel Canto, based on the best-seller by Ann Patchett. Commissioned as part of the Lyric’s Renée Fleming Initiative, Bel Canto tells a gripping contemporary story inspired by the 126-day hostage crisis at the Japanese ambassador’s house in Lima, Peru, over the ...

Great Performances: Landmarks Live In Concert

Posted: December 16th, 2016
Landmarks Live is a new popular music series that will follow a major artist or band as they visit landmark locations, relive (or experience for the first time) landmark moments, and throw fans a one-of-a-kind landmark show. Each episode will feature an artist or band performing at a legendary destination of personal significance. The series ...

Great Performances at the Met: Tristan Und Isolde

Posted: November 9th, 2016
The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina ...

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