Great Performances

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


  • Movies for Grownups® Awards 2023 with AARP The Magazine

    AARP’s Movies for Grownups hosted by Alan Cumming.
  • From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2023

    Celebrate the new year with this annual classical music celebration.
  • Josh Groban's Great Big Radio City Show

    Experience the world-renowned baritone perform with special guests including Cyndi Lauper.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Hamlet

    Experience this contemporary opera based on Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
  • NY Phil Reopening of David Geffen Hall

    Celebrate with a performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” led by Jaap van Zweden.
  • 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.

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.