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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GREAT PERFORMANCES is made possible by the Irene Diamond Fund, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Abra Prentice Foundation, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Jody and John Arnhold, Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and PBS.

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"L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"


Clémentine Margaine sings Carmen's Habanera from Act I.

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Fedra's Monologue


Anna Netrebko sings Fedra’s Monologue from Act III.

"Sempre Libera" - Excerpt


Diana Damrau sings an excerpt of "Sempre Libera."

"Libiamo ne' lieti calici" - Excerpt


Watch a lively excerpt of "Libiamo ne' lieti calici."

Mark Antony & Citizens at Caesar's Funeral


Mark Antony addresses the grieving crowd at Caesar's funeral.

Brutus Confronts Cassius


Brutus confronts Cassius about the potential of descending into corruption.

"Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix"


ElÄ«na Garanča sings Dalila’s Act II aria.