Radio: The New Shows

Television Opera (Tues. 11 p.m., NBC) brings back NBC's talented Peter Herman Adler & staff for eight once-a-month productions of opera in English. The opener: Leoncavallo's Pagliaci. In spite of the singing of Soprano Elaine Malbin (Nedda) and the acting of Tenor Joseph Mordino (Canio), Pagliaci nearly fell flat for want of action and poor lighting. Even so, Director Adler proved his point that television deserves opera. Next in the series: Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame; GianCarlo Menotti's untitled opera, specially commissioned by NBC.

All Star Revue (Sat. 8 p.m., NBCTV) brings Comedian Jimmy Durante back...

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