2009 Emmy Nominee Ian McKellen recreates his recent stage performance of the tragic monarch in a special television adaptation. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the telecast includes nearly all the original cast members of the sold-out Royal Shakespeare Company production that premiered in Stratford-Upon-Avon in April 2007.
This comprehensive performance documentary, the first profile of the tenor in a decade, features the celebrated tenor - and general director of both the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera - as he looks back and reflects with heartfelt candor on his choicest roles from opera houses around the world - Simon Boccanegra and the Emmy-winning Tosca from Rome.
The great Spanish tenor Placido Domingo looks back on his illustrious career - one which has been bountifully preserved on film and video. The celebrated tenor as he looks back and reflects with heartfelt candor on his choicest roles from opera houses around the world in this comprehensive performance documentary. The program airs Friday, September 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
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