PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been only `reasonable performances' (as Robin Williams once quipped), but many others were distinguished, among them some 50 Emmy nominees.
There are currently no upcoming episodes of this program scheduled on WNIT 34.1 or 34.2, but there may be in the future. If you have questions or concerns about this program's schedule, contact us.
Available Online Episodes
- American Voices with Renée Fleming - A performance documentary celebrating the very best in American singing.
- Bel Canto the Opera From Lyric Opera of Chicago Full Episode - Bel Canto the Opera is based on a novel inspired by the Peruvian hostage crisis of 1996.
- Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons' Concert - The conductor's inaugural concert as BSO Music Director, with opera star guests.
- Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode - Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode
- Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do - A legend's career retrospective, with new interviews, performance footage, and more.
- Driving Miss Daisy - Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
- Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full - Composer John Williams is paid tribute at the LA Phil's gala opening night concert.
- Dudamel Conducts Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl - Full - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer Verdi's birth with his Requiem.
- From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2017 - Julie Andrews returns as host of From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2017.
- Hamlet - David Tennant and Patrick Stewart star in this adaptation of RSC's 2008 production
- King Lear - Sir Ian McKellen recreates his RSC stage performance of Shakespeare's tragic monarch.
- La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema - Full Program - The New York Philharmonic performs with Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban.
- Macbeth - Watch the entirety of Rupert Goold's film adaptation starring Sir Patrick Stewart.
- Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro - Full Program - Mark Morris’s signature work set to Handel and Milton is on television for the first time.
- Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario for the ballet is a gothic fairy tale for all ages.
- New York City Ballet in Paris - Full Episode - New York City Ballet in Paris is part one of an all-Balanchine special filmed in Paris.
- New York City Ballet Symphony in C - Full Episode - Symphony in C is part two of an all-Balanchine special filmed in Paris.
- Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman & Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot - Violinist Itzhak Perlman and cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform a night of music.
- Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company - The Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates the life and work of William Shakespeare.
- Star-Spangled Spectacular - The live broadcast of Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem.
- Twilight: Los Angeles - An encore of Anna Deavere Smith’s theatrical work about the 1992 L.A. riots.
Episodes available on passport:
- Alicia Keys - Landmarks Live in Concert Full Episode - Landmarks Live in Concert debuts with Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys.
- Brad Paisley – Landmarks Live in Concert Full Episode - Best-selling country artist Brad Paisley returns home to perform for 35,000 at WVU.
- Gypsy - Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of Gypsy comes to Great Performances.
- Hamilton's America - A behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical Hamilton.
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