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...

Elektra

Soprano Leonie Rysanek portrays "Elektra" in a version of Richard Strauss's opera based on the classic tragedy by Sophocles. Sung in German with English subtitles. Clytemnestra: Astrid Varnay. Orestes: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Chrysothemis: Catarina Ligendza. Karl Boehm conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

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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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