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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.

Experience Ivo van Hove’s production of composer Jake Heggie’s opera in its Met premiere.
Joyce DiDonato and Ryan McKinny perform the Act II aria.
Rapper and singer Jelly Roll performs "Bartender's Blues."
Major series funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES is provided by The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Jody and John Arnhold, the Abra Prentice Foundation, The Starr Foundation, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Seton J. Melvin, the Estate of Worthington Mayo-Smith, the Jack Lawrence Charitable Remainder Trust Worchell Lawrence, and Ellen and James S. Marcus.
Episodes
Join the Italian tenor and guests Tony Bennett, Céline Dion, Chris Botti and more.
This show chronicles the personal story of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet.
Celebrate the orchestra’s centennial led by three renowned conductors.
Enjoy Ravinia Festival’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s musical led by Paulo Szot.
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Enjoy a close look at Texas governor Ann Richards in this play starring Holland Taylor.
Experience a unique interpretation of Gloria Steinem’s life starring Christine Lahti.
Experience a film by Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet with dancers from The Royal Ballet.
Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career with host Scott Yoo and guests.
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians.
Travel with host Scott Yoo and Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic.
Watch the 5th annual all-star concert honoring music legends from Iggy Pop to John Prine.
Extras
Jelly Roll, Wynonna Judd and Dierks Bentley discuss the legacy of country music.
Jelly Roll and Wynonna discuss their first memories of George Jones.
Chita Rivera performs "All That Jazz" at the Great Performances gala.
H.E.R. performs Foy Vance's "Make It Rain" with the LA Phil.
Herbie Hancock performs his song "Maiden Voyage"
Honor one of the most beloved stars in country music history.
Country singer Brad Paisley performs "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
Country singers Wynonna Judd and Jamey Johnson perform George Jones' "Golden Ring."
Will Liverman performs as Malcolm X in this act II aria.
Celebrate 20 years at Walt Disney Concert Hall with a musical tribute to its architect.
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