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Season 33, Episode 15 The Vienna State Opera: 50th Anniversary Reopening Concert

First Aired: September 18, 2006

“The Vienna State Opera: 50th Anniversary Reopening Concert.” Performers include Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel and Thomas Hampson in selections by Beethoven, Verdi and Mozart. Among those offering WWII memories is Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Highlights include Domingo and Agnes Balta's Act 4 duet from “Aida”; Terfel's Hans Sachs' Monolog; Hampson's Champagne Aria (“Don Giovanni”). Zubin Mehta is among the conductors of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Taped in November 2005.

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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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