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Season 33, Episode 5 The Nightingale (Le Rossignol)

First Aired: December 22, 2005

“The Nightingale (Le Rossignol).” Striking animation blends with live action in a film based on Stravinsky's fairy-tale opera (in Russian with English titles). Natalie Dessay sings the title role. Child: Hugo Simcic. Death: Violeta Urmana. Emperor: Albert Schaguidullin. James Conlon conducts the Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Directed by Christian Chaudet. The opera is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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)

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