Great Performances - Season 30

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




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AIRED ON 10/5/2018

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Episode Guide

  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Episode 11
    A film version of Charles François Gounod's opera, Romeo and Juliet is featured. The movie was filmed entirely on location in the Czech Republic and in the Czech language. The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anton Guadagno, accompanies. The cast includes: Tito Beltrán: Tybalt Pavel Novák: Mercutio Jan Sváb: Lord Capulet Daniel Lipnik: Friar Lawrence Marcel Acquarone: Paris Vratislav Kríz: Voice of Mercutio Ales Hendrych: Voice of Lord Capulet Frantisek Zahradíèek: Voice of Friar Lawrence Zdenìk Harvánek: Voice of Parismoreless
  • The Queen's Jubilee Gala: Live from Buckingham Palace
    Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee begins with this concert celebration. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and others perform classical favorites from the grounds of Her Majesty's London residence, Buckingham Palace. Performers include clarinetist Julian Bliss, Pianist Ashley Wass, and dancers from the Royal Ballet.
  • Kurosawa
    Episode 9
    A profile of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. The program includes clips from films never before seen in the West.
  • Dance in America: From Broadway: Fosse
    Featuring the best of choreographer Bob Fosse's shows, Broadway's "Fosse" is recorded live for Great Performances.
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2002
    Host Walter Cronkite returns as the Vienna Philharmonic performs of Strauss family waltzes and polkas. Performances include the Lipizzaner horses in several equestrian ballets.
  • `The Nutcracker' from the Royal Ballet
    Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet tells the story of a young girl's holiday fantasy, involving a nutcracker, fairies, toy soldiers and an army of mice. The performace takes place in London's Covent Garden Opera House.
  • The Art of Violin
    The Art of Violin
    Episode 5
    The greatest violinists of the 20th century are featured in archival footage and contemporary performances.
  • Alessandro Safina in Concert: Only You
    Italian singer Alessandro Safina performs in Taormina, Sicely, with Mount Etna and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea providing a breathtaking backdrop. Featuring The Symphony Orchestra of Messina, conducted by Steven Mercurio.
  • Shaolin: Wheel of Life
    Shaolin Monks tell the history of their Temple using martial arts, music and lighting.
  • Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite from Central Park
    Grammy award winning voilinist Joshua Bell and the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Williams Eddins, perform pieces from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, Candide and On the Town before an audience at Central Park.
  • Dance in America: Holo Mai Pele
    The Halau O Kekuhi dance company reenacts the Hawaiian legend of Pele and her rivalry with her sister Hi'iaka with traditional Hawaiian dance and chants. Narrated by Luana Busby-Neff.