Great Performances - Season 27

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  • Parsifal: The Search for the Grail
    7/8/99
    0.0
    Wagner's opera, Parsifal, is celebrated. Portions of the Kirov Opera production are featured, starring Placido Domingo.
  • The Making Of: Turandot at the Forbidden City
    A look behind the scenes of Great Performances presentation of Puccini's 1926 opera, Turandot at the Forbidden City, filmed in Beijing, China.
  • 'Turandot' at the Forbidden City
    6/9/99
    0.0
    Puccini's 1926 opera taped in a Beijing palace in 1998.
  • Swingin' with Duke: The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra perform the music of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. Film clips of some of Duke Ellington's performances dating to 1929 are featured, along with Marsalis's commentary on Ellington's accomplishments.
  • Star Crossed Lovers
    Star Crossed Lovers
    Episode 14
    3/5/99
    7.0
    An eclectic collection of songs about star-crossed lovers, including selections from West Side Story, performed by Placido Domingo, Renee Flemming and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
  • The Noel Coward Story
    1/13/99
    0.0
    A look at the playwright's life on the occasion of his centennial year.
  • The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty
    A look at songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart with interviews, film clips and renditions of their songs.
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1999
    The Vienna Philharmonic plays a selection of waltzes. Walter Cronkite hosts.
  • "A Streetcar Named Desire" from the San Francisco Opera.
    The San Francisco Opera performs the Tennessee Williams play with Andre Previn's and Philip Littell's operatic reconception.
  • Pavarotti & Friends
    12/2/98
    0.0
    Luciano Pavarotti is featured among a host of pop stars in this benefit concert.
  • Cats
    Cats
    Episode 3
    11/2/98
    1.5
    A performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats includes cast members from the original London and Broadway productions.
  • Zizi: Je T'Aime
    Zizi: Je T'Aime
    Episode 2
    10/14/98
    9.5
    French ballerina Zizi Jeanmaire and her husband, choreographer Roland Petit, are featured in a documentary film.
  • Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1998
    9/30/98
    0.0
    The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra performs songs by George Gershwin. Michael Tilson Thomas is the conductor.
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