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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 2 'Little Women' from Houston Grand Opera

First Aired: August 29, 2001

Mark Adamo's opera, based on Louisa May Alcott's 1868 classic tale of the four March sisters, begins with Jo (Stephanie Novacek) recalling earlier times. Meg: Joyce DiDonato. Beth: Stacey Tappan. Amy: Margaret Lloyd. Laurie: Chad Shelton. Alma: Gwendolyn Jones. Brooke: Daniel Belcher. Bhaer: Chen-Ye Yuan. Patrick Summers conducts. Taped March 2000.