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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 30, Episode 5 'The Merry Widow' from the San Francisco Opera

First Aired: December 25, 2002

A libretto by Wendy Wasserstein enhances Franz Lehar's operetta about the romance between a wealthy widow (Yvonne Kenny) and a dashing count (Bo Skovhus). Valencienne: Angelika Kirchschlager. Camille: Gregory Turay. Baron Zeta: Carlo Hartmann. Njegus: Elijah Chester. Raoul de St. Brioche: Jonathan Boyd. Erich Kunzel conducts the San Francisco Chorus and Orchestra. Taped at the War Memorial in December 2001.