Great Performances

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


  • Great Performances at the Met: Lucia Di Lammermoor

    Soprano Nadine Sierra returns to the stage in one of opera's most formidable roles.
  • Intimate Apparel

    Experience this powerful opera with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.
  • Black Lucy and The Bard

    Explore Shakespeare’s love life in this ballet featuring music by Rhiannon Giddens.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Turandot

    Enjoy opera superstar Liudmyla Monastyrska in the title role of the legendary princess.
  • Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2022

    Enjoy Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Don Carlos

    The Met presents "Don Carlos," Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Ariadne Auf Naxos

    Soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Rigoletto

    Baritone Quinn Kelsey portrays the title role of Rigoletto in Verdi’s timeless tragedy.

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.