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The conductor's inaugural concert as BSO Music Director, with opera star guests.
An encore of Anna Deavere Smith’s theatrical work about the 1992 L.A. riots.
Mark Morris’s signature work set to Handel and Milton is on television for the first time.
The New York Philharmonic performs with Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban.
A performance documentary celebrating the very best in American singing.
The live broadcast of Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer Verdi's birth with his Requiem.
Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario for the ballet is a gothic fairy tale for all ages.
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Kelli O'Hara and the women's chorus perform a song and dance in Lehár’s operetta.
Renée Fleming and Nathan Gunn in their Act II duet in The Merry Widow.
Nathan Gunn, Sir Thomas Allen, and ensemble sing "Who Can Tell What the Hell Women Are?"
Anna Deveare Smith portrays an activist and a store owner addressing Harlin's death.
Anna Deavere Smith depicts a famous real estate agent and an assailant of Reginald Denny.
"Pines of Rome" is the second orchestral work of Respighis "Roman trilogy."
The famous Intermezzo from the opera is used in several popular film soundtracks.
The opera stars perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andris Nelsons.
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Composer John Williams is paid tribute at the LA Phil's gala opening night concert.
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones.
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, starring Anna Netrebko, and Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartók.
The new staging is the Met debut of Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.
An encore of Anna Deveare Smith's masterpiece on the aftermath of the L.A. riots.
The conductor Andris Nelsons' first concert as BSO Music Director, with special guests.
Vittorio Grigolo stars as the tortured poet unlucky in love in Offenbach’s opera.
Met Music Director James Levine leads Wagner’s grand comedy, starring Michael Volle.