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Great Performances – Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own

Posted: January 16th, 2019
Joining a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month, Great Performances - Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own is a performance-documentary celebrating the life and career of the era-defining Swedish dramatic soprano. With her unforgettable voice, Birgit Nilsson became the face of opera in the 1950s through the 1970s. She was best known for ...

Great Performances at the Met: Samson et Dalila

Posted: January 14th, 2019
Season 13 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, March 24 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with Saint-Saëns’s epic Samson et Dalila. Based on the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah from the Book of Judges, the opera stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles alongside Laurent Naouri, Elchin Azizov, and ...

Women, War & Peace II

Posted: January 7th, 2019
In a year when American women mobilized, ran for office, and were elected to Congress in unprecedented numbers, the acclaimed documentary series Women, War & Peace returns Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 9-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with powerful stories of women’s role in dramatic conflicts and peace settlements across the ...

Great Performances – Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Posted: February 8th, 2019
The songs of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s are among the most sublime musical landscapes of human emotion ever created. Mitchell’s unique musical and lyrical gifts are an unprecedented marriage of intimacy and universality, creating a sound that is incomparable, yet relatable to all. She is a trailblazer, a wanderer and a ...

Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli @ 60

Posted: February 5th, 2019
Join Great Performances for an international celebration of Andrea Bocelli’s 60th Birthday. World renowned for being equally at home in the worlds of popular music and opera, Great Performances spotlights both sides of the tenor’s career with a program of well-known arias spectacularly staged at Italy’s Arena di Verona. Also featured are ...

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