In 1977 the Carre Theater in Amsterdam premiered Houdini, A Circus Opera with music by Peter Schat and a libretto by Adrian Mitchell. Houdini was played by three different performers in the course of the evening; a signer, a dancer, and an escape artist. I covered this production at length HERE.
Now David Saltman atThe Houdini File has discovered video excerpts from the opera itself. This is from 1981 with the signing Houdini played by Jerod Norman and Mark Mazzarella doing the escapes. Enjoy.