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A celebration of choreographer George Balanchine's 100th birthday.
The 1935 American classic opera by George Gershwin in collaboration with Ira Gershwin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward tells of a love affair between an old beggar and a beauty from Catfish Row, a 1920s Charleston, South Carolina, slum.
Coverage of the Mostly Mozart Festival, celebrating its 35th anniversary. The concert includes performances of Mozart's "Piano Concerto No 22" and "Requiem."
Highlights of the Lincoln Center Festival, including African pop superstar Youssou N'Dour and his band, Super Etoile; La Scala Ballet dancing Luciano Cannito's "Amarcord" (inspired by the Fellini film); Roland Petit's "Carmen," featuring Alessandra Ferri; Cirque Plume from France; and Midsummer Nigh
The New York City Opera presents Puccini's "La Boheme," about the lives and loves of a group of young Bohemians in Paris (reset at the outbreak of World War I).
Opera singers perform in this concert from Avery Fisher Hall at New York City's Lincoln Center, marking the Richard Tucker Foundation's 25th anniversary. The Foundation supports young American opera singers.
A collaborative rendition of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker 2slat." The performance features the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, interspersed with movements from the Ellington/Strayhorn arrangement, performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis.
Telecast of Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman," from the stage of the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York City. Reveals the tragedy of one man and his family, and what happens to them as they get caught up in the pressures and delusions of trying to live the American Dream. A traveling sales
Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and pianist Rohan De Silva at Lincoln Center's Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.
Giacomo Puccini's three-act opera, "Tosca," based on the play by Victorien Sardou. This production is set in Mussolini's Fascist Rome in the 1930s. There, the destinies of the prima donna Tosca, her lover Cavardossi, a leftist painter, and the sinister police chief Scarpia are intertwined.
Music director Kurt Masur and guest soloist Dame Kiri Te Kanawa headline the broadcast of the opening night of the New York Philharmonic's 2000-2001 season from Lincoln Center.
Trilogy of one-act operas set in New York's Central Park and performed at the New York City Opera, Lincoln Center. In "The Festival of Regrets," congregants from a synagogue meet at the Bethesda Fountain for tashlich, a ceremony in which one throws bread into the water, symbolically casting off the
Concert special celebrating the 20th anniversary of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's January 3, 1980 debut with the New York Philharmonic. The program is broadcast from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
The New York City Opera presents "Lizzie Borden," an opera about the unsolved murders of the parents of Lizzie Borden.
Coverage of the 24th Richard Tucker Music Foundation Opera Gala from New York's Lincoln Center.
The annual New York Philharmonic opening night gala from Avery Fisher Hall for the fall 1999 season.
The New York City Ballet performs Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" from the stage of the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center.
A presentation of the opening night of the Mostly Mozart Festival from the stage of Avery Fisher Hall at New York's Lincoln Center.
The New York Philharmonic with conductor Kurt Masur, and special guests, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with conductor Wynton Marsalis present a tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Includes selections from Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt" cond
Adaptation of William Shakespeare's play about a young woman who poses as a boy and the complications that ensue when another young woman becomes infatuated with her. Look-alike sister Viola and brother Sebastian are shipwrecked and each presumes the other dead. Viola lands in the kingdom of Illyria
Stars of the world's major opera houses perform excerpts of their favorite roles and ensembles from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
Kurt Masur conducts the New York Philharmonic in selections from the three Strausses -- Johann, Johann Jr. and Richard -- live from Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The program features soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and coloratura soprano Noemi Nadelmann.
Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, conducts and performs with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in a program of jazz concertos, live from Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
Presentation of the Juilliard Opera Center and Opera Orchestra in a new production of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera "Hansel und Gretel."
An operatic adaptation by Andre Previn and Phillip Littell of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Kurt Masur conducts the New York Philharmonic featuring violinist Sarah Chang.
Presentation of Benjamin Britten's opera based on the frontier tall tale about the adventures of legendary American folk hero Paul Bunyan. The presence of the giant lumberjack spurs the colonists' mastery of nature to bring about the development of the continent. Originally produced in the United St
Kurt Masur conducts the New York Philharmonic, with violinist Maxim Vengerov, in Dvorak's "Overture to Kate and the Devil." The orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2. Telecast live from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
A live telecast commemorating the opening night of the New York Philharmonic's 156th season and marking the official celebration of music director Kurt Masur's 70th birthday.
Presentation of the annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Opera Gala at Lincoln Center, featuring renowned singers performing their favorite roles from popular operas. The concert is dedicated to the memory of tenor Richard Tucker.
Concert performance marking the gala opening of Lincoln Center's 30th Most Mozart Festival.
Live special from the stage of Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York, featuring the gala opening of the New York Philharmonic's 153rd season.
Telecast of the 20th annual Richard Tucker Concert from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, honoring the late tenor and celebrating operatic music.
Broadcast of excerpts from the 1993 Richard Tucker Opera Gala from the stage of Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti joins a roster of colleagues to sing arias and operatic ensembles in a live concert from Lincoln Center For the Performing Arts.
Annual operatic concert dedicated to the memory of renowned tenor Richard Tucker.
Concert of music by Mozart and Mendelssohn telecast live from Lincoln Center in New York City.
A tribute from Carnegie Hall to composer Stephen Sondheim by Hollywood and Broadway performers.
Robert Altman's perspective on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague," a turn-of-the-century tale of a simple dentist and his wife whose lives are destroyed by a bag of gold. Includes passages from the novel, read by Studs Terkel; scenes from composer William Bolcom's music-drama, a 1992 world premiere at L
Broadcast of a concert by the New York Philharmonic on its 150th anniversary, broadcast live from Lincoln Center.
Tenor Luciano Pavarotti is joined in a concert of operatic arias, duets, and ensembles with other performers from the world of opera.
A broadcast of a concert in honor of the late American tenor Richard Tucker.
Robert Morse plays Truman Capote in a performance of the one-man Broadway play, "Tru."
A broadcast of the New York City Opera production of Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" and Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci."
A concert celebrating the two-hundredth birthday of composer Gioacchino Rossini.
A concert by The Chamber Music Society, broadcast live from Lincoln Center.
An adaptation of Willa Cather's 1913 novel about immigrants settling in Nebraska. A presentation of "American Playhouse." In the turn-of-the-century American West, a pioneer Swedish immigrant, inherits her father's ailing farm and single-handedly pulls the land out of potential ruin. But she earns s
A broadcast of the sixteenth annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala. Features highlights by operatic stars who sang during the tribute to the late tenor as well as appearances by winners of the Richard Tucker Awards.
A stage presentation of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," about the hardships of the Joad family and their flight from Oklahoma's dustbowl to California. The Steppenwolf Theater Company's production featuring the original Broadway cast.
The New York City Opera production of Mozart's comic masterpiece, "The Marriage of Figaro."
Newly-appointed music director Kurt Masur conducts the music of Bruckner, Copeland, and John Adams as the New York Philharmonic celebrates the opening night of its one-hundred-fiftieth season.
A live broadcast of the opening night program at the twenty-fifth annual "Mostly Mozart Festival" at Lincoln Center in New York.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago's revival of Samuel Barber's 1966 opera based on Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra."
A concert featuring classical and popular Easter selections performed by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony under the direction of Julius Rudel.
A New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Hamlet" with Kevin Kline in the title role.
A documentary focusing on the life and music of composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
A special celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, hosted by Bill Cosby and featuring excerpts from various dances performed by members of the company and by guest stars. The program is also a tribute to the company's founder, Alvin Ailey, who died in New York
A "Live From Lincoln Center" presentation featuring a concert which marks the Chamber Music Society's 20th anniversity and honors its founder and artistic director, Charles Wadsworth.
A concert of selections from the operatic repertoire featuring tenor Luciano Pavarotti and his specially invited group of guest artists.
A production of Sigmund Romberg's swashbuckling operetta set in 18th-century New Orleans. Members of the New York City Opera perform from Wolf Trap Farm Park. In the operetta, Robert Mission works as a bondservant in New Orleans in 1792 to avoid detection that he is really a French nobleman wanted f
Broadcast of a fund-raising gala honoring lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, taped from Lincoln Center in New York. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."
A political drama inspired by the real-life meeting of U.S. nuclear arms negotiator Paul Nitze and Soviet delegate Yuli Kvitszinsky in Geneva in 1982. The two took "a walk in the woods" in an attempt to reach an agreement on disarmament outside of normal diplomatic channels.
A performance of the 1989 Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about life in a small New England town at the turn of the century.
A performance of Jerome Kern's classic 1928 musical, "Show Boat." Set aboard Mississippi riverboats at the turn of the century, it tells the story of the bittersweet romance between Magnolia Hawkes, daughter of the "Cotton Blossom" captain, and Gaylord Ravenal, a rakish riverboat gambler.
A telecast of Dominick Argento's opera based on Henry James' novella of the same name. In the opera, set in a crumbling villa on Lake Como, Italy, in 1895 (with flashbacks to 1835), a long-retired and reclusive diva lives with her unmarried niece. A scholar charms his way into their impoverished hou
A concert recorded live in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center during the thirteenth annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala on November 13, 1988. The program features highlights by nine operatic stars who sang in tribute to the late tenor. The program includes appearances by three winners of th
A "Great Performances" special featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and pianist Andre Watts, performing works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Benjamin Britten. Taped during a live performance from Wolf Trap Farm Park.
A "Great Performances" presentation featuring Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti in the city of Naples in southern Italy, greeting its people and singing its songs.
A special focusing on Richard Tucker, an operatic tenor whose career spanned 30 years, with an operatic tribute taped live at Carnegie Hall during the 12th annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala on October 25, 1987. Also included are film clips and interviews.
A performance of Puccini's last opera, which tells the story of a beautiful princess in ancient China who demands that her suitors solve three riddles or face death for failing.
A live telecast of the New York City Opera's production of Verdi's tragic opera about the hunchbacked court jester, Rigoletto, who seeks revenge on his patron, the Duke of Mantua, for the seduction of his daughter, Gilda.
A presentation of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of "Un Ballo in Maschera" by Giuseppe Verdi. The production includes tenor Luciano Pavarotti and winners of the second "Opera Company of Philadelphia/Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition." The three-act opera takes place d
An "American Playhouse" presentation of John Guare's comedy/drama set in Queens at the time of a papal visit. The production is that of the Lincoln Center Theatre Company which moved to Broadway, where it was taped at the evening performance at the Plymouth Theater on 1/29/87. Guare's play was origi
A live presentation of the New York City Opera's new production of Mozart's opera, telecast from the stage of the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center. The "Live From Lincoln Center" presentation is performed in German with English subtitles.
A live performance of Verdi's opera, telecast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. The Duke of Mantua's humpbacked court jester seeks revenge on the Duke for the seduction of his daughter, Gilda.
A performance taped earlier in 1987 at the Union Congregational Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, featuring the New Jersey Chamber Music Society and the internationaly acclaimed Tokyo String Quartet.
A live broadcast of a concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York with tenor Placido Domingo and his guests. The format breaks the mold of the traditional, formal concert as Domingo chats with the audience in between selections from the classical and the popular repertoire.
The telecast celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Dame Joan Sutherland's debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1962. Scenes from "Lucia di Lammermoor," Act III of "Rigoletto," and Act III of "La Traviata" are performed with full sets and costumes. Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti are the leading
A live performance, taped at Madison Square Garden on August 8, l985, of excerpts from several zarzuelas (Spanish operas). Tenor Placido Domingo performs with the Antologia de la Zarzuela, Spain's leading Zarzuela touring troupe.
Johann Strauss's beloved operetta of old Vienna, involving mistaken identity, revenge, and romantic mix-ups, telecast live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in a gala New Year's Eve performance.
Celebrating his silver anniversary as a performer, Luciano Pavarotti is heard in a concert of solos, duets, and ensembles telecast live from Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The "plus" of the event consists of eight young American singers invited to participate by Pavarotti himself.
A gala concert telecast live from Avery Fisher Hall in New York, in honor of New York Philharmonic music director Zubin Mehta's fiftieth birthday. Mehta conducts, with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Isaac Stern and soprano Monserrat Caballe as guest soloists.
A telecast from the Kennedy Center in Washington of Gian Carlo Menotti's new opera, "Goya." The story concerns the love affair between the celebrated Spanish artist of the Napoleanic era and the Duchess of Alba, his mistress and model for his "Maja" portraits.
ABC's extensive coverage of "Liberty Weekend" includes over 17 hours of scheduled telecasting, beginning on July 2, 1986, with a "Liberty Weekend Preview" and ending on July 6, with the closing ceremonies from Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Other major events in the marathon coverage include the Open
A music special featuring the 325-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert with opera diva Shirley Verrett as they present a concert of popular and traditional Christmas songs.
A live broadcast of the New York City Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's operatic adaptation of Voltaire's short novel about the nature of good and evil in this, "the best of all possible worlds."
A performance, taped live, of a musical retelling of Sophocles' "Oedipus" cycle, reconceived as a gospel sermon in a black Pentecostal church service.
A performance of Puccini's melodrama telecast live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. Set in Rome during the Napoleanic era, the story relates the love affair of the renowned singer, Floria Tosca, and the painter Mario Cavardossi, a revolutionary helping to overthrow t
Verdi's opera dramatizing the relentless power of fate, set in eighteenth-century Spain. Leonora and her lover, Don Alvaro, are separated after Alvaro accidentally kills her father. Leonora becomes a recluse at a monastery and is slain by her brother Carlo as revenge. This "Live From the Met" presen
Two live concerts of arias, ensembles, and orchestral works are telecast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in one day (matinee and evening) to celebrate the company's 100th birthday. The Metropolitan Opera's first performance occured on October 22, 1883, at the Old Metropolitan Opera H
Verdi's opera in a telecast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House of a performance taped on 12/17/83.
Dame Joan Sutherland repeats her most famous role in a telecast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House of a performance taped on 11/13/82. Donizetti's opera, set in Scotland, describes the unfortunate Lucia who, forced by her brother to abandon her lover and marry someone she does not love,
A performance of Wagner's opera, taped at a live performance on 12/20/82 from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. The opera describes the conflict that besets the medieval knight, Tannhauser, as he is torn between the sacred and pure love of Elisabeth and the profane love of the goddess Venus
Set in Paris in the 1830s, the story relates the turbulent and tragic love affair of an idealistic young poet named Rodolfo and Mimi, a young woman stricken with tuberculosis.
Renowned Shakespearean actor Ian McKellen celebrates the world's greatest playwright in a performance of anecdotes, personal reflection, and the bard's verse. The program is presented in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. In addition, a brie
A live performance from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House of Richard Strauss's comic opera, set in Vienna in the 1740s, and describing the love triangle involving the young nobleman, Octavian, and his loves, the older Marschallin and the young Sophie. The brash Octavian is selected by his be
A musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book about the average working man and woman which takes the viewpoint that he or she is anything but average.
A television adaptation of Lanford Wilson's 1978 drama about Ken Talley, Jr., a disabled, homosexual Vietnam vet struggling to cope with a family he loves and fears.
Puccini's trilogy of one-act operas (two melodramas and one comedy) is telecast in a live performance from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. "Il Tabarro" is set in the nineteenth century on the banks of the Seine in Paris and involves adultery and murder. "Suor Angelica" is set
Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in a concert that features performances of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and other works.
Donizetti's popular comic opera about a young man who believes that he can woo his sweetheart by drinking a love potion (actually just red wine) given to him by a medicine show man. Ultimately, true love wins out over the supposedly magic elixir.
Donizetti's comic opera about an old man cuckolded by two young young lovers.
A performance from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera of Verdi's opera. The story, set in Spain during the reign of Philip II, describes the doomed love between Don Carlos, the son of the King, and Philip's wife, Elisabetta, who had formerly been betrothed to the unlucky prince.
In a town near Paris, in the year 1721, Manon, a young woman on her way to join a convent, impetuously falls in love with a young man and runs off to Paris with him. The plot of Puccini's first successful opera involves Manon's off-again, on-again love for her lover Des Grieux, her rise and fall as
A live performance of Verdi's opera telecast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. The opera describes the ill-fated love between a peasant girl, Luisa Miller, and an aristocrat.
An adaptation for television of the two-character play by David Mamet. The story of an aging actor who, feeling insecure, attempts to bolster his position by acting as a mentor to a young newcomer. Gradually the men reverse roles. in what turns into a joyous look at the skill and art of living.
A performance of Barber's opera from the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina. The story concerns a middle-aged woman named Vanessa who has waited twenty years for her lover to return and has had only her niece, Erika, to share her life and reflect her despair. When Anatol, the son of her now-dead lov
A live performance of Smetana's comic opera telecast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House.
The Circle in the Square production of Moliere's comic portrait of the scoundrel Tartuffe, a religious fraud who bilks a wealthy old man who is seeking to buy his way into God's favor.
A live broadcast of a performance of Mozart's opera of the Don Juan story. The infamous Spanish libertine comes to a gruesome end after manipulating and exploiting a host of characters.
A live broadcast of a performance of Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's play about the gullible Moorish commander who is turned against young bride by an unscrupulous advisor.
A recital of works from the operatic repertoire featuring tenor Luciano Pavarotti, telecast live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
A concert of music by Mozart and Bartok, performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta.
A live performance of Puccini's opera telecast live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. Set in Rome during the Napoleonic era, the story deals with the love affair of great opera singer, Floria Tosca, and Mario Cavardossi, a revolutionary engaged in a struggle against the brutal chief of polic
The American Ballet Theatre performs four works from its repertoire in a live broadcast from Lincoln Center. The ballets include: "Les Sylphides," "Don Quixote Pas de Deux," "Theme and Variations," and "The Firebird." During the two intermissions there are live on-camera interviews with Mikhail Bar
A live broadcast of the New York City Opera production of Menotti's drama about first-generation immigrants in the Little Italy district of New York City.
A live broadcast of a performance of a perennial double-bill of one-act operas: Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana." The latter deals with love, jealousy, betrayal, and revenge among the peasants of a Sicilian village; the former is a melodrama on the same themes among a
A live telecast of a production of the well-known ballet, "Coppelia," performed by the New York City Ballet.
From the stage of Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Zubin Mehta conducts the New York Philharmonic in a concert with guest soloist, soprano Shirley Verrett.
Erich Leinsdorf conducts the New York Philharmonic in a live telecast from Avery Fisher Hall, with pianist Andre Watts performing music by Brahms.
A performance of the Ferber/Kaufman comedy about a theatrical family roughly similar to the Barrymores. A presentation of "Great Performances."
A live broadcast of the New York City Opera production of Massenet's opera about a tragic love affair in eighteenth century Louisiana.
The Chelsea Theater Center production of Heinrich Von Kleist's drama.
A production of Shakespeare's comedy by the American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco.
John Houseman's group, The Acting Company, performs Saroyan's comedy.
A live telecast of a performance of Tchaikovsky's well-known and well-loved ballet, from a production by the American Ballet Theatre.
An American opera featuring characters based on real people who lived through the fabled silver mining days in 19th century Colorado. Baby Doe is a beautiful young woman who wins the love of Horace Tabor, 30 years her senior and the richest man in Colorado. He spurns the love of his first wife, Augu
A live concert broadcast from Avery Fisher Hall in New York, with conductor Andre Previn, and piano soloist Van Cliburn.
The Negro Ensemble Company performs Leslie Lee's drama about a middle-class black family.
A performance of Pirandello's play, from the production of the Phoenix Theatre in New York.
An adaptation for television of Eugene O'Neill's play, the first of a planned cycle of plays telling the story of an Irish family in America. Set in New England in the early nineteenth century, the story relates the conflicts between an immigrant and his American-born son.
Documentary special about The Beach Boys. Features interviews with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and archival interviews with the late Carl and Dennis Wilson.
A musical revue that traces the changes in show business over the years.
When a group of Vermont villagers want to welcome the town's orphan children to their homes for Christmas, the stern Miss Scugg refuses to let them leave her orphanage. The story relates the efforts of the townspeople to change Miss Scugg's mind and provide a merry Christmas for the children. Based
A musical revue from the new (1957) entertainment capital of America, Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Christmas opera, composed especially for television by Gian Carlo Menotti, about Amahl, a crippled boy who joins the three wise men as they journey to Bethlehem on the eve of the first Christmas.
Compilation of performances of the world's greatest opera singers, from silent films, movies and television. Includes performances by Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Ezio Pinza, Rosa Ponselle, Leontyne Price, Tito Schipa, Rise Stevens, Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi
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