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Sweeney Todd: Opera or Musical?

Clip: Season 39 Episode 5 | 1m 31s

Since its Broadway premiere in 1979, "Sweeney Todd" has lent itself to many different treatments, from chamber musical to full-fledged performance at some of the world's leading opera houses. And its rich, complex score begs the question: Is "Sweeney" a musical or an opera in disguise? Bryn Terfel, who plays "Sweeney," tells us what he's learned from his own encounter with this daunting work.

Aired: 09/26/14

Expired: 09/26/17

Rating: NR

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