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Great Performances

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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh (more…)

Premiered: November 4, 1972

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 29, Episode 13 Romeo and Juliet

First Aired: July 1, 2002

Tenor Roberto Alagna and his wife, soprano Angela Gheorghiu, portray Romeo and Juliet in Charles Gounod's 1867 opera, based on William Shakespeare's play. Tybalt: Tito Beltran. Mercutio: Pavel Novak. Voice of Mercutio: Vratislav Kriz. Capulet: Jan Svab. Voice of Capulet: Ales Hendrych. Friar Lawrence: Daniel Lipnick. Voice of Friar Lawrence: Frantisek Zahradicek. Paris: Marcel Acquarone. Voice of Paris: Zdenek Harvanek. Anton Guadagno conducts the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Taped in the 13th-century Royal Castle of Zvikov in the Czech Republic.