Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

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Sleeping Beauty

"The Sleeping Beauty" is danced in a 1994 production by Britain's Royal Ballet. Marius Petipa provides the choreography set to Tchaikovsky's score. The 1890 work tells the tale of a princess (Viviana Durante) put under a spell by an evil fairy's curse. Prince: Zoltan Solymosi. Carabosse: Anthony Dowell. Lilac Fairy: Benazir Hussein. King: William Tuckett.

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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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