Picks and Pans Review: Great Performances: Solti Conducts Rossini

updated 06/20/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/20/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (9-10 p.m. ET)

The operas of Gioacchino Rossini are only occasionally performed today, but his highly theatrical overtures are 200-year-old standards. His William Tell Overture became the theme for The Lone Ranger. Sir Georg Solti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the overtures to five Rossini operas: The Barber of Seville, The Italian Woman in Algiers, Semiramide, The Siege of Corinth and The Thieving Magpie.


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