Great Performances

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...

'Turandot' at the Forbidden City

"`Turandot' at the Forbidden City," a 1998 staging of Puccini's 1926 opera about a cruel princess (soprano Giovanna Casolla). Taped in a Beijing palace. Zubin Mehta conducts Italy's Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Calef: Sergej Larin. Liu: Barbara Frittoli. Altoum: Aldo Bottion. Timur: Carlo Colombara. Ping: Jose Fardilha. Pang: Franceso Piccoli. Pong: Carlo Allemano. Zhang Yimou directed.

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