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Encores! Great Performances at the Met (Episode #3912B)
KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
This special Metropolitan Opera Encores program features 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past 8 seasons of Great Performances at The Met broadcasts, performed by today's greatest opera stars and talents. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Florez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself. These extraordinary moments, selected from more than 75 productions, were initially seen as part of the Met's global Live in HD movie-theater transmissions, later shared with PBS audiences.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 22, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do (Episode #4009#)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic Broadway shows as West Side Story , Bye Bye Birdie , The Rink, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman (to name only a few), Rivera was also a frequent guest star during the golden age of television variety specials. In April, 2015, Rivera returned to Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical The Visit at the Lyceum Theatre. No matter the venue, Rivera has always wowed audiences with her peerless show biz virtuosity. In addition to archival clips from Chita's many shows and TV appearances, also featured are interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele , The Visit director John Doyle , John Kander , original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence , Terrence McNally , Dick Van Dyke , choreographer Dee Dee Wood , Ben Vereen and Chita's daughter Lisa Mordente .
- KQED Life: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 4:00 AM