The Oratorio: A Documentary with Martin Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese reveals the story of a single performance in 1826 that forever changed America's cultural landscape with the introduction of Italian opera to New York City – an event Mozart's great librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte helped orchestrate.

AIRED: November 05, 2021 | 0:00:30
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TRANSCRIPT

(upbeat music)

- This concert firmly set New York City

on a course to become a diverse

and vibrant center for the arts it is today.

- [Announcer] Martin Scorsese tells the story

of a performance that made history

and after nearly 200 years is recreated.

- [Martin] This place is just breathing stories

and lives long forgotten.

- [Announcer] "The Oratorio."

A documentary with Martin Scorsese,

Friday, November 5th at 9/8 Central, only on PBS.


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