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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU MARQUIS HOTEL The LetHbrtdge Herald TELEVISION GUIDE b FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1972 LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, TO FRIDAY. JANUARY 14, A LOVE DUET Teresa Stratas and Arcastasios Vrenios star in Norman Campbell's color pro- duction of La Rondine (The a rarely staged opera by Puccini, for telecast on CBC-TV, Wednesday, Jan. 12, at p.m. Puccini opera stars Canadian I La RondhtB The Swallow is it a bird? A love story? A Puccini opera? Right, on all jUiree counts. As described by CBC television producer Nor- Campbell, "La Rondine is a love story told in glorious ''Puccini and it's about :ta beautiful (Irani mondaine fcalled Magda in 1870 Paris (a 'heroine as restless as the grace- 'Iful La Rondine Es a lesser-lmown Puccini opera, to ba televised An Nortli America for the first time in Campbell's sparkling ijcnlor production scheduled on CBC-TV on Wednesday, Jan. 12 p.m. i Teresa Stratas, the Toronto girl who rose bo international prominence at the famous Met- ropolitan Opera, and on the stages of opera houses Hirough- cut Europe, makes a rare Ca- nadian television appearance In the demanding role of Mag- da. Starring opposite her, as Magda's young lover Ruggero, Is Anastasios Vrenios, an Am- erican tenor who launched his career as Joan Sutherland' amging partner on a number o opera recordings. other starring roles in th CBC-NET production of La Rondine ore Canadian soprani Barbara Sliuttleworth (of the New York City Opera) as Lis ette, Magda's vivacious maid American tenor John Walkei as the poet, Prumier; and til Cornells Opthof as Rajnbaldo Magda's wealthy paramour. A 71 member orchestra mainly from the ranks of th Toronto Symphony, is conducl ed by Brian Priestman, musi director of the Denver Sym phony Orchestra. Tenth Decade to be re-run So successful was She firs showing of the OBC's The Tent Decade television series t h i season, it will be re-run nex summer. Music treat Jan. 11 The memorable music and lyr- es oJ American composers George and Ira Gershwin are again brought to life on 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Jershvrin, a 90-mmuto special in color) hosted by comedian Jack Lemmon, Tuesday, Jan- uary Jl at p.m., on CBC Television, Channel 7. In all, 51 timeless Gershwin melodies from the perenial- ly popular hits I Got Rhythm, Strike Up The Band and Swanee, to selections from the folk opera Porgy and Bess, ant the prize-winning satire, Of Thee I Sing win be featured, as will parts of three Gershwin symphonic pieces, Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto In F, and am American In Paris. Gershwin's three Piano Preludes will also be presented. Joining Lemmon will be spe- cial guests Fred Astaire, Lesli Uggams, Ethel Merman, Larry Kert, Peter Nero, Linda Ben- nett and Robert GuHlaume. Lemiiroon will sing and play the piano in addition to recount ing the lives of George Ger shwin (who died in 1937 at the age of M and IBS brother Ira now in California. In addition, old-movie huffs will enjoy a medley of Ger- shwin film tunes from the 30s 'S Wonderful, Lady Be Good, A Foggy Day, They All Laugh- ed, and They Can't Take That Away From Me by else? but Fred Astaire. Miss Mer- man will offer her rendition of I Got Rhythm, which made her an overnight sensation in Girl Crazy. "Tins is something I've want- ed to do for a long, long comments Jack Lemmon, to r e mi n d people Ger- shwin's music is as alive today as it was in the 1920s amd 30s. It isn't a documentary, but a tribute." Bond thriller sets record "Diamonds Are the new James Bond thriller star- ring Sean Connery as W7, has set an all-time industry record with a gross of for its initial three days throughout the United States and Canada, Europe and the Far Bast, it was announced by David V. Picker, President of United Artists. NEW COMEDY SERIES Don Rickles stars in hilarious new comedy series The Don Rickles Show tele- casting every Friday from p.m. on Channel 13 starting Jan. 14. New comedy series stars Don Rickles When Frank Sinstra walked into a Los Angeles nightclub one evening in 1957. the young comedian on stage saw him come in and said, "Make your- self at home Frank. Hit some- The audience didn't laugh at tliis dig at one of Hollywood's leading personali- ties.' But Sinatra laughed and became the comedian's biggest booster. Sinatra and eventually millions of people throughout North America quickly be- came fans of the young comed- ian who directed Ms sharp longued barbs at many of America's best and best loved celebrities. Today everyone knows of Don Ttickles and on Friday. Janu- ary 14, p.m. viewers across the CTV Television Net- work can enjoy thirty minutes of non-stop laughter when Rickles takes on even bigger targets with his unique style of comedy on The Don Ricklss Show. "Do you know why it's called The Don Rickles asta Rickles. "So they know who to blame." As Don Robinson, advertis- ing executive and family man. Rickles will vent his h u mo r- filled spleen against such insti- tutions as big business and the military, against red tape, the computerized society, phonies and bigots. Don Robinson is the one who is mistakenly called up into the army and gots threatening let- ters from computers. Don is an average citizen but with one distinct difference be regularly fights back. Massey narrates new documentary Canadian-born actor Ray- mond Massey will narrate the CBC drama-documentary two Arctic explorers, tenta- tively entitled Two Arctic planned for telecasting in Canada and the United States this year. Give Your Budget a Lift SHOP at NEW! NOW AT HOTrSI HOT AIR DEFLECTORS Directs warm air away from and curtains, keeping floon war- mer. Fits any decor. Adjustable 10 Inch to 16 inch. NEW! TRASH BAG HOLDERS For large green plastic bogs Ideal for basemen I, garage, laundry, out- doors. 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