‘Great Performances’ and ‘Live from Lincoln Center’ return Sunday afternoons this winter

Enjoy a wealth of opera, classical music, theater, dance and even modern country music concerts on Sunday afternoons this winter on Arizona PBS.

Jan. 20 (1 p.m.)

Great Performances: “Orphee Et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago” —  Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth, from Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. The program stars Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer. Watch online or via the PBS app on your mobile device or connected TV.

Jan. 27 (12:30 p.m.)

Great Performances: “Doubt from Minnesota Opera” — In this new opera based on John Patrick Shanley’s play and film, suspicion ignites a battle of wills at a Catholic school in the Bronx circa 1964. The charismatic and progressive Father Flynn is trying to loosen the stranglehold of St. Nicholas Church School’s strict customs, which are fiercely guarded by its iron-fisted principal, Sister Aloysius Beauvier. When the young, innocent Sister James shares with the principal her suspicion that Father Flynn may be abusing the school’s only black student, Sister Aloysius embarks on a personal crusade to find the truth and ruin the priest. Watch online or via the PBS app on your mobile device or connected TV.

Feb. 3 (12:30 p.m.)

Great Performances at the Met: “Marnie” — Watch composer Nico Muhly’s interpretation of Winston Graham’s novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities. Starring Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman as Mark Rutland and conducted by Robert Spano.

Feb. 10 (2:30 p.m.)

Live from Lincoln Center: “Pipeline”  Meet Nya, an inner-city teacher desperate to save her son, in Dominique Morisseau’s new play. When her son gets in trouble at school, Nya must confront his rage and her choices, and try to reach him before he gets pulled away forever. See clips from the production.

Friday, Feb. 15 (8 p.m.)

Great Performances: “Movies for Grownups Awards 2019 with AARP Magazine” — The awards show was established to celebrate and encourage films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind — and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. The 2019 Movies for Grownups Awards were chosen by the editors of AARP The Magazine and go to an array of actors, films and filmmakers whose work has particular relevance to an age 50-plus audience.

Feb. 24 (3 p.m.)

Brad Paisley – Landmarks Live in Concert — Country music superstar Brad Paisley returns to his roots in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains for a special outdoor concert at West Virginia University, hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Follows “Charley Pride: American Masters” at 2 p.m.

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