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Season 41, Episode 6 Moby-Dick From San Francisco Opera

First Aired: November 1, 2013

A San Francisco Opera production of "Moby-Dick," an adaption of the Herman Melville novel by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer. Jay Hunter Morris stars as Captain Ahab, whose obsessive pursuit of a white whale comes with a steep price.

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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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