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...

Verdi's 'Macbeth'

Verdi's "Macbeth" features Norman Bailey as the Scottish noble and Patricia Johnson as the wife who goads him on. Faithful to Shakespeare, the opera is embellished in this 1977 British production with "barbarian" costumes and torture scenes. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Robin Stapleton conducts the London 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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