Great Performances

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


  • Great Performances at the Met: Medea

    Sondra Radvanovsky portrays the mythic sorceress in this Met premiere.
  • Richard III

    Experience Shakespeare’s tragedy recorded from Central Park starring Danai Gurira.
  • Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best

    Enjoy a revue of Broadway shows and songs from 1973 to 2023 hosted by Sutton Foster.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Fedora

    Umberto Giordano’s drama stars soprano Sonya Yoncheva.
  • Now Hear This “Albéniz: Portraits of Spain”

    Discover the inspirations Spain provided composer Isaac Albéniz with host Scott Yoo.
  • Now Hear This “Andy Akiho Found (his) Sound”

    Experience the creation of music from this Japanese American composer with host Scott Yoo.
  • Now Hear This “Schumann: Genius and Madness”

    Visit Scotland, Germany and France with host Scott Yoo.
  • Now Hear This “Piazzolla’s History with Tango”

    Tango to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with host Scott Yoo.

About 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.