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The best in the performing arts from across America and around the world including a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

Series Cast

  1. Bray Poor as Narrator (voice)

    Bray Poor

    Narrator (voice)

    639 Episodes

  2. Julie Andrews as Self - Host and Self

    Julie Andrews

    Self - Host, Self

    7 Episodes

  3. Plácido Domingo as Self, Juanillo, Radamès, Francisco Goya, and Parsifal

    Plácido Domingo

    Self, Juanillo, Radamès, Francisco Goya and 1 more...

    6 Episodes

  4. Tony Bennett as Self

    Tony Bennett


    5 Episodes

  5. Betty Comden as Self and Emily Whitman

    Betty Comden

    Self, Emily Whitman

    5 Episodes

  6. Renée Fleming as Self, Blanche Dubois, and Mme. de Tourvel

    Renée Fleming

    Self, Blanche Dubois, Mme. de Tourvel

    5 Episodes

  7. Geraldine Fitzgerald as Amy Bisley, Mrs.Atkins, Grandmother, and Essie Miller

    Geraldine Fitzgerald

    Amy Bisley, Mrs.Atkins, Grandmother, Essie Miller

    4 Episodes

  8. Blythe Danner as Nina, Alma Winemiller, Narrator, and Self

    Blythe Danner

    Nina, Alma Winemiller, Narrator, Self

    4 Episodes

  9. Frederica von Stade as Claire Huddesen, Tina, Marquise de Merteuil, and Self

    Frederica von Stade

    Claire Huddesen, Tina, Marquise de Merteuil, Self

    4 Episodes

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Current Season

Season 51

2023 • 22 Episodes

Season 51 of Great Performances premiered on September 10, 2023.

Purlie Victorious

(51x21, May 24, 2024)

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Great Performances
Great Performances


Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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