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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez join forces with three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard to sing this beautiful rendition of "Bésame Mucho" in Great Performances at the Met: Three Divas at Versailles.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with this special performance hosted by Misty Copeland and led by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin featuring soloists Ailyn Pérez, Michelle DeYoung, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.
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.
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.
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.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin 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.