Play 5 Fabulous Facts: John Williams

Learn five facts about the Oscar-winning composer, John Williams. Learn how Williams' music career began in the U.S. Air Force, how he got his start in Hollywood, and how his chance meeting with Steven Spielberg led to one of the most iconic partnerships in film history.

Play Highlights from Wagnerians in Concert

Enjoy higlights from Wagnerians in Concert, featuring some of opera’s most powerful and dramatic singers, Christine Goerke, Elza van den Heever, Andreas Schager and Michael Volle.

Play Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost Official Preview

Go inside the mind of a genius as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven's most personal music at a historic Berkshires manor to explore the composer’s brilliant career—where they are visited by some unexpected guests.

Play What was Beethoven's Favorite Key?

Scott Yoo, Bion Tsang and Toby Appel discuss what they think was Beethoven's favorite key to compose and take a reimagined approach to Beethoven's string trio.

Play Beethoven Interrupts His "Kreutzer" Sonata

As host and violinist Scott Yoo and pianist Anna Polonsky attempt to record Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata, the increasingly irritated composer reminisces about his own history with the piece.

Play Behind the Scenes | Three Divas at Versailles

Get an inside look at the magic behind Three Divas at Versailles with PBS and Great Performances. Listen to Isabel Leonard as she explains what this program means to her, and why the arts are more important than ever.

Play Three Divas at Versailles Preview

Three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard joins Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez to perform timeless selections by Mozart, Offenbach and Bizet including “Voi che sapete” and “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” along with beloved songs like “Bésame Mucho” and “Cielito Lindo.” The concert was recorded in May at the Royal Opera of Versailles in France and Met Opera soprano Christine Goerke hosts.

Play BĂ©same Mucho

Nadine Sierra and Ailyn PĂ©rez join forces with three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard to sing this beautiful rendition of "BĂ©same Mucho" in Great Performances at the Met: Three Divas at Versailles.

Play Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala in Concert Preview

From the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany, recorded in January, this world-famous soprano-tenor pair perform arias and duets from some of their many performances at the Met including Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” “Luisa Miller” and Dvořák’s “Rusalka," accompanied by Vincenzo Scalera on piano.

Play The Red Shoes: From Film to Stage

Listen to director Matthew Bourne as he explains how he incorporated dance into this stage adaptation of "The Red Shoes." Based on the iconic film by the same name, Bourne chose to fully immerse the audience into the world of the dancers by integrating dance into every aspect of the show.

Play The Red Shoes Preview

Experience Hans Christian Andersen’s dark fairytale from acclaimed director-choreographer Matthew Bourne with this Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation starring Ashley Shaw, Adam Cooper, Dominic North and Michaela Meazza.

Play Highlights from "The Red Shoes"

Enjoy highlights from Matthew Bourne's "The Red Shoes." Based on the film by the same name, "The Red Shoes" follows Victoria Page (Ashley Shaw) as her ambitions to be a famous dancer create a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: Composer Julian Craster (Dominic North) and impresario Boris Lermontov (Adam Cooper).

Play Dies Irae

The Met Orchestra and Chorus perform "Dies Irae" in Great Performances - Verdi's Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11. Stream this program in its entirety until September 26.

Play Yannick - An Artist’s Journey Preview

Experience the music director of the Metropolitan Opera’s meteoric rise to become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after music directors of his generation in this documentary from cinema verité filmmaker Susan Froemke.

Play Musical Rehearsal for "Dialogues des Carmélites"

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts an early rehearsal for the Met Opera's production "Dialogues des Carmélites." Working with the cast, Yannick explores the meaning of the song "Ave Maria" and what the prayer means to the characters in that moment of the opera.

Play Sonya Yoncheva in Concert Preview

Enjoy the talent of Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as she performs arias by Verdi, Puccini and more from the Baroque Library in Schussenried Cloister in southwest Germany accompanied by Julien Quentin on piano.

Play Yannick Reminisces About His Musical Childhood

Yannick NĂ©zet-SĂ©guin reminisces about his artistic upbringing and how he fell in love with music. Showing an affinity towards art of all kinds at a young age, Yannick began to become fascinated by music and conducting through his involvement in the choir at his local church.

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