6 user

New York City Opera: A Little Night Music 



(book), (by: was suggested by a film)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susanne Marsee ...
Mrs. Sergstrom
Ron Baker ...
Mr. Lindquist
Lisa Saffer ...
Mrs. Nordstrom
Barbara Shirvis ...
Mrs. Anderssen
Michael Rees Davis ...
Mr. Erlanson
Danielle Ferland ...
Fredrika Armfeldt
Regina Resnik ...
Madame Armfeldt
David Comstock ...
Kevin Anderson ...
Henrik Egerman
Beverly Lambert ...
Anne Egerman
George Lee Andrews ...
Susan Terry ...
Raven Wilkinson ...
Michael Maguire ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Music | Musical





Release Date:

7 November 1990 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(including intermission interviews)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The stage version of "A Little Night Music" opened at the Shubert Theater in New York on Feb. 23, 1973 and ran for 601 performances. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical of 1973. See more »


Desiree Armfeldt: Hello, mother.
Madame Arnfeldt: To what do I owe the honor of this visit?
Desiree Armfeldt: I just thought I'd pop out and see you both, is that so surprising?
Madame Arnfeldt: Yes.
Desiree Armfeldt: You're in one of your bitchy moods, I see.
Madame Arnfeldt: If you've come to take Fredrika back, the answer is no. I do not object to the immorality of your life; merely to its sloppiness. Since I have been tidy enough to have acquired a sizeable mansion and a fleet of servants, it seems only common sense that my granddaughter should reap the advantages of it. Isn't that so, child?
Fredrika Arnfeldt: ...
See more »


Version of Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The night smiles - and this performance does too!
3 April 2008 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful realisation of a gem. I first saw it in London with Jean Simmons and Hermoine Gingold and was suitably impressed. This version was a PBS telecast of a performance at The Lincoln Center (November 7, 1990.) For some reason it has never been commercially available, but inevitably copies have found their way around. Sally Ann Howes is just perfectly cast as Desiree and as her mother, Mme. Arnfeldt, the great mezzo Regina Resnick makes an equally indelible impression. The rest of the cast do not disappoint, and the production (a NYCO job) is great. All in all, Ingmar Bergman's tale is brought vividly to life and Stephen Sondheim's genius shines brightly, as it should. A complete opposite from the altogether miserable effort filmed a few years earlier. With Len Cariou, Hermione Gingold (both recreating their stage roles) and Elizabeth Taylor leading the cast there, one might have expected a great deal more – but don't bother. Cariou and Diana Rigg are very good, but Miss Taylor is just not right. Try to get a copy of this one. Google it, borrow it, mortgage your house for it – but get it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sweeney? Yee-HAAAAAAW! Lukerdog
Passion jr_harry
Replaying Passion Westwindnotnorth
No Ravel? JamesTheDog
Live From Lincoln Center Carousel sound repete_recording
Live From Lincoln Center Carousel sound repete_recording

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: