Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews the new opera, "The Ghosts of Versailles ("vahr-SIGH") by composer John Corigliano ("core ee ahn no"). It premiered two weeks ago at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the first new opera to premiere at the Met in 25 years.
American operatic baritone Sherril Milnes. Milnes has sung in most of the world's major opera houses. He's known primarily as a Verdi and Puccini specialist. (Rebroadcast. Original broadcast Friday, October 2, 1987.)
Coloratura soprano Roberta Peters made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1950, and has sung there every seasons since. Peters has performed in China and the U.S.S.R. Peters joins the show to discuss her life, career, and the current state of opera.