Aida (from the Houston Grand Opera)
First Aired: September 30, 1987
The Houston Grand Opera's production of Verdi's 1871 "Aida." Sung in Italian, the work is set in ancient Egypt, where a palace-guard captain risks his life for a captive Ethiopian princess (soprano Mirella Freni). Amneris: Stefania Toczyska. Amonasro: Ingvar Wixell. Ramfis: Nicolai Ghiaurov.
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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)