Great Performances - Season 29

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




Episode Guide

  • `Little Women' from Houston Grand Opera
    An operatic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale with music composed by Mark Adamo.
  • Recording `The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
    A behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the cast album for the hit Broadway musical, The Producers.
  • Three Mo' Tenors in Concert
    Tenors Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon and Thomas Young perform in concert. Song selections range from opera to blues to gospel.
  • Dance in America: Free to Dance
    Free to Dance tells the story of African influence on modern American dance. Presented in three one-hour segments.
  • Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote
    Rudolf Nureyev's masterpiece of filmaking made its premiere in Sydney, Australia, where it was filmed, in 1973. Now the film has been digitally remastered, and restored to its original glory. Nureyev is the star, choreographar and co-director.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    A film adaptation of the Broadway revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera.
  • Don Giovanni Unmasked
    This innovative adaptation of Mozart's masterpiece is set in both 17th century Spain and 1930s Hollywood, as Don Giovanni's servant, Leporello, hosts a movie telling the secret of his master's identity.
  • Elizabeth Taylor: England's Other Elizabeth
    In 2000 Elizabeth Taylor was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In honor of that occasion Miss Taylor is reminisces about her Hollywood experiences. Many of her famous friends are also interviewed.
  • My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs
    Julie Andrews hosts a concert of love songs performed by Broadway's best. Recorded at New York City's City Center, Oct. 16, 2000.
  • The College of Comedy with Alan King III
    Alan King returns for “The College of Comedy III,” another of his seminars on the subject of “what's funny?” Guests include comedy writers and stand up comedians. Topics discussed include getting started in the business, political correctness and profanity. Taped at the California Institute of Technology.
  • Copland's America
    Copland's America
    Episode 6
    The music of composer Aaron Copland (1900-90) is featured. Music highlights include “Appalachian Spring” and “Fanfare for the Common Man."
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2001
    The Vienna Philharmonic treats us once again with their annual tribute to Johann Strauss. Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts.
  • From Mao to Mozart: Then and Now
    The documentary, From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China, winner of 1980's Academy Award for Best Documentary, is shown.
  • Paul Simon: You're the One---In Concert from Paris
    Paul Simon performs at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. Featured songs include selections from his new album, You're the One along with classic favorites.
  • Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, A Life in Animation
    A celebration of legendary animator Chuck Jones with clips of many of his classic Warner Bros. cartoons and interviews with famous fans.
  • Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2000
    The Cleveland Orchestra featuring pianist Maurizio Pollini perform music by Schumann and Brahms. Taped at New York's Carnegie Hall on October 3, 2000.