Great Performances

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


  • Great Performances at the Met: Die Zauberflöte

    Experience director Simon McBurney’s Met debut of Mozart’s opera.
  • Making Shakespeare: The First Folio

    Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Champion

    An opera based on the true story of boxer Emile Griffith.
  • Message In A Bottle

    Experience Kate Prince’s dance and theater show set to the songs of Sting.
  • New York City Ballet in Madrid

    New York City Ballet presents an evening of works by George Balanchine and Justin Peck.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Don Giovanni

    Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes his Met debut.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Der Rosenkavalier

    Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy includes Lise Davidsen, Samantha Hankey and more.
  • Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2023

    Great Performances presents the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s summer night concert.

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.