Beverly Sills: Made in America
Great Performances Season 34

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"Beverly Sills: Made in America" is a delightful look at the coloratura soprano's career. "Mine was the American dream for the opera singer," says Sills (1929-2007), who's shown in scenes from operas, TV and talk shows. Included: arias from "Manon," "The Merry Widow" and other operas. Clips with Johnny Carson, Dick Frost, Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye, Carol Burnett, Dean Martin, Lily Tomlin and the Muppets. Also: Sills singing in a 1936 film short. Introduction by Barbara Walters.