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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A production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni." Set in 17th-century Seville, the opera employs satire and fantasy to illuminate the legend of Don Juan (bass Samuel Ramey) and his amorous pursuit of women. Donna Anna: Anna Tomowa-Sintow. Leporello: Ferruccio Furlanetto. Donna Elvira: Julia Varady. Zerlina: Kathleen Battle. Herbert von Karajan conducts.

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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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