Performing Arts

Performance Arts have been generally merged into the more classical forms of stagecraft, ie. Ballet, Dance, Opera, Theatre and Gilbert & Sullivan, and are listed by title below. Performing music, both studio and live performance are best found under "Music Capsule". Right: The spectacular troupe of "Cirque du Soleil".

4 ( aka Vivaldi - The Four Seasons ) (2007)

Director: Tim Slade

This remarkable documentary combines various renditions of Antonio Vivaldi's masterpiece with a collection of visually stunning images as four outstan... Read more

A Life for Ballet (2011)

Director: Marlene Ionesco
Starring: Rudolf Nureyev, Pierre Lacotte, Ghislaine Thesmar

Through the central romance between talented choreographer Pierre Lacotte and his muse Ghislaine Thesmar, filmmaker Marlene Ionesco paints a portrait... Read more

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008)

Director: Adrian Noble
Starring: Lindsay Duncan, Barry Lynch

Shakespeare's beloved comic romance is once again translated to the screen in this lively adaptation. The fantasy is brought to life by the cream of t... Read more

Absolute Wilson (2006)

Director: Katharina Otto
Starring: Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, Tom Waits, David Byrne, Susan Sontag, Jessye Norman...

Innovative theatre icon Robert Wilson was a major player in the avant garde scene in the US and Europe from the 1960s to the 1980s. This stirring por... Read more

Aida (1989)

Director: Brian Large
Starring: Dimitri Kavrakos, Dolora Zajick, Aprile Millo, Placido Domingo, Paata Burchuladz...

Giuseppe Verdi's grand opera in four acts has Ancient Egypt as the setting and Placido Domingo, Aprile Millo, Dimitri Kavrakos and Dolora Zajick as th... Read more

Aida (2007)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Violeta Urmana, Roberto Alagna

Franco Zeffirelli's return to La Scala after more than 20 years was an operatic sensation. Under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Chailly, a superb cast... Read more

Aida - The Opera (1998)

Director: Martin Duhowitz
Starring: Pauletta de Vaughn, Bruno Sebastian, Adriana Nicolai, Walter Donati

This monumental 1997 production was recorded on the biggest open-air stage in Europe - the Roman Quarry in St Margarethen. Verdi's famous opera, comm... Read more

All Together Now: The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil - Love (2008)

Director: Adrian Wills
Starring: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Beatles, George Martin, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harris...

Documents the creation of Cirque du Soleil's stunning Las Vegas production of "Love", a show that utilizes remixed and remastered versions of classic... Read more

Andre Rieu in Wonderland (2007)

Director: Pit Weyrich
Starring: Andre Rieu

"Once upon a time - as a child I had only to hear these magical words and I would find myself transported to the land of fairy-tales. I would dream o... Read more

Andre Rieu: Live in Australia (2008)

Starring: Andre Rieu

On a beautiful Melbourne evening in November 2008, an audience of nearly 40,000 witnessed the show of a lifetime. Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Or... Read more