Great Performances

Great Performances is a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on PBS since 1972. The show is produced by WNET in New York City. It is one of the longest running performing arts anthologies on television, second only to Hallmark Hall of Fame. Great Performances presents concerts, ballet, opera, an occasional documentary, and plays. The series has also won many television awards, including an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and an Image Award, with nods from the Directors Guild of America and the Cinema Audio Society.

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Bel Canto The Opera

Episode 44x06; Jan 13, 2017

Experience composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz' operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett's best-selling novel inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru, with soprano Danielle de Niese.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
44x06: Bel Canto The OperaJan 13, 2017
44x05: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2017Jan 1, 2017
44x04: The Hollow Crown: Richard IIIDec 25, 2016
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