Season 6 Episode 12

Bernstein Looks at Opera

Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Mar 23, 1958 on CBS
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Bernstein Looks at Opera
90 minutes of operatic music direct from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Participating will be the Metropolitan's singers and orchestra with Leonard Bernstein conducting. Bernstein's remarks about special characteristics of opera are illustrated with varied operatic excerpts. Bernstein's translation of a scene from Puccini's "La Boheme" is acted out; then the scene is sung in Italian. There will also be the "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", the "Credo" from Verdi's "Otello" and selections from "Rosenkavalier", "Carmen", "The Medium", "Don Giovanni" and "Lucia".moreless

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