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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Abduction From Seraglio

First Aired: January 5, 1990

"The Abduction from the Seraglio," Mozart's 1782 comic opera, is sung in German. In 16th-century Turkey, a nobleman (Deon van der Walt) must face a villainous overseer (Kurt Rydl) to free his kidnapped fiancée. Horst Stein conducts. Constanza: Inga Nielsen. Blonda: Lillian Watson.

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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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