Tag Archives: Great Performances

Girl’s Night at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Those rambunctious Valkyries take center stage tonight on “Great Performances” (8:00 pm on KERA, Channel 13) but I, for one, will have my eye on tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund. Here’s a taste of what we can expect before the evening is done. The controversial machine that dominates the Robert Lepage production is…mmm…interesting. Some of the same […]

Great Expectations, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

May I leave work early? Please? I want to have my cat, my iced tea, my libretto, my program notes, and my ottoman in place for tonight’s airing of Robert Lepage’s controversial and acclaimed new production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” on the PBS series “Great Performances” airing on KERA, Channel 13 at 8 p.m. our time.  […]

Delivered Just in Time for the Holiday Weekend

by Suzanne Calvin

Via your Public Television station, KERA. On “Great Performances” this coming Friday evening (Nov. 25th), it’s “Il Postino from LA Opera,” a presentation of the world premiere performance of acclaimed Mexican composer Daniel Catan’s fourth and final opera. The new work starred Placido Domingo as Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and tenor Charles Castronovo (remember our romantic […]