Great Performances

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.

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Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago


Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous myth.

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The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration


Celebrate The Cleveland Orchestra’s centennial with a special gala concert.

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019


Ring in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein.

Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood


A tribute to the music legend by performers and musicians.

Sound of Music


Experience a fresh interpretation of the American musical theater classic.