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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'La Bayadere,' from the Royal Ballet

The Russian classic "La Bayadere" tells the story of an Indian temple dancer (Altynai Asylmuratova) betrayed by her lover (Irek Mukhamedov). Performed by the Royal Ballet and staged by Natalia Makarova. Gamzatti: Darcey Bussell. Music by Ludwig Minkus. John Lanchbery conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra. Taped in March 1991.

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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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