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Natalie Dessay as the title role of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" on Feb. 21, 2011 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
On TV

A sampling of fine arts on television for the week of March 31 to April 6.

Sunday, March 31
C-SPAN3, 6-7 a.m. “John Rogers, Norman Rockwell and American Popular Art” attends a discussion on the sculptor and the painter with Laurie Norton Moffatt, head of the Norman Rockwell Museum, and Kimberly Orcutt, an American curator at the New York Historical Society.
C-SPAN2, 7-8 a.m. The “2013 Tucson Festival of Books” hosts a discussion of “Ban This!: The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature” moderated by author Luis Alberto Urrea, with panelists Santino Rivera, Gustavo Arellano, Andrea Serrano and Lizz Huerta.
MPT2, 11-11:30 a.m. “Invitation to World Literature” covers “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the ancient Sumerian epic, with Assyriologist Ben Foster, comic-book illustrator Jim Starlin and poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa.
WETA HD, 5-6 p.m. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard performs on “Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.”
WETA, 11 p.m.-midnight “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders 2” follows Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as they prepare for a Duke Ellington concert for kids in Chicago.
Monday, April 1
HBO, 7:30-8 p.m. On “Patti Lupone: A YoungArts Masterclass,” the Tony-winning “Gypsy” star leads students through a workshop.
WHUT, 10-11 p.m. “Musical Threads: Expressions of a People” explores the black musical experience with guitarist Tyron Cooper and mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson during a performance at the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.
Thursday, APRIL 4
NBC, 10-11 p.m. “Hannibal,” a new series based on Thomas Harris’s novel “Red Dragon,” about the early years of psychiatrist turned serial killer Hannibal Lecter (played by Mads Mikkelsen, right) makes its debut.
Friday, April 5
MPT, 10 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. “Great Performances at the Met: Lucia Di Lammermoor” presents a performance of Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece starring Natalie Dessay (seen below) as an innocent women driven to madness and Joseph Calleja as her lover.
Saturday, APRIl 6
WETA HD, 2:30-5:30 p.m. “Great Performances at the Met: Satyagraha” presents Philip Glass’s opera about the early years of Mohandas Gandhi starring Richard Croft as Gandhi and co-starring Rachelle Durkin, Alfred Walker and Kim Josephson, with large-scale puppetry and sets made of corrugated metal.

— Christian Hettinger

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