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...

Hansel and Gretel

"Hansel and Gretel," Humperdinck's opera about a woodcutter's lost children menaced by a witch, is sung in German with English subtitles. Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic. Hansel: Brigitte Fassbaender. Gretel: Edita Gruberova. Father: Hermann Prey. Mother: Helga Dernesch. Witch: Sena Jurinac. Drew Barrymore hosts.

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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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