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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.

Great Performances: Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own will air Thursday at 2:00 p.m. 

Great Performances: Julius Caesar will air Friday at 9:00 p.m. 


Season 46
Episode 24
Set in a women’s prison, Great Performances: Julius Caesar offers a powerful...
Season 46
Episode 20
Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the late 1950s...
Season 46
Episode 19
Celebrate the world-renowned tenor with a concert spotlighting his popular music and...
Season 46
Episode 16
The AARP Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate...
Season 46
Episode 13
Watch an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s hit 2005 Broadway play and the 2008 film...
Season 46
Episode 12
Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek...
Season 46
Episode 11
Celebrate the orchestra’s centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Möst,...
Season 46
Episode 10
Great Performances continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the...
Season 46
Episode 9
In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Tanglewood—the famed summer home of the...
Season 46
Episode 8
Celebrate the 25th anniversary Ingénue, the critically acclaimed and GRAMMY®-award...
Season 46
Episode 7
Join Tony Bennett and Diana Krall as they celebrate the American Songbook classics of...
Season 46
Episode 6
Take a peek into the legendary career of the pioneering Broadway producer and director...
Season 46
Episode 4
Go behind-the-scenes of John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated one-man show, Latin History for...
Season 46
Episode 2
Experience one of the most famous musicals of all time with a celebrated new adaptation...
Season 46
Episode 1
Enjoy an all-star concert honoring Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, film composer John...


The world of classical performing arts is brought to the comfort of your living room.

Upcoming Episodes

Thu 6/27, 1:30am
Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages
Sun 7/21, 4:00pm
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim... Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? The documentary combines interviews with...