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".

The Royal Ballet (1959)

Director: Paul Czinner
Starring: Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes

An excellently filmed performance of three separate ballet segments, The Royal Ballet begins each segment with a synopsis of the story about to be unv... Read more

The Salzburg Festival (2006)

Director: Tony Palmer

The Salzburg Festival has hosted every great star of the opera and concert hall, from Toscanini to Anne-Sophie Mutter, from Fischer-Dieskau to Barenbo... Read more

The Sleeping Beauty (Ballet) (1984)

Director: Maina Gielgud
Starring: Christine Walsh, David Ashmole, Andrea Toy, Joanne Michel

Recorded live at The Melbourne Arts Centre, this ballet is the magical tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, condemned to sleep for one hundred years... Read more

The Soldier's Tale ( Animated ) (1984)

Director: R.O. Blechman, Christian Blackwood
Starring: Max von Sydow, Dusan Makavejev, Galina Panova

Stravinsky's legendary fable comes alive in this Emmy-winning animated program. When the common man is faced with the devil's temptation, can he make... Read more

The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971)

Director: Reginald Mills
Starring: The Royal Ballet, Jeremy Fisher, Squirrel Nutkin

The Royal Ballet, in association with the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, presents a program based on the children's stories of Beatrix Potter. Ma... Read more

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville

Jacques Offenbach's fantasy work is magnificently brought to the screen by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ('The Red Shoes'). Robert Rounseville... Read more

The Transformation of the World into Music (1996)

Director: Werner Herzog

This elegant and adroitly executed Werner Herzog documentary captures the annual excitement surrounding the Bayreuth Festival. Celebrating the operati... Read more

The Turandot Project (2001)

Director: Alan Miller

Documentarian Alan Miller takes a fascinating look at the mounting of a monumental, extremely costly production of the Puccini opera "Turandot" in col... Read more

The Turning Point (1977)

Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne, Tom Skerrit...

Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft are estranged friends and dancers at the end of their careers, but they are brought back together by MacLaine's dau... Read more

The Yeomen of the Guard (1982)

Starring: Joel Grey, David Hillman, Elizabeth Gale, Alfred Marks

Surrounded by the battlements of the Tower of London, Phoebe Meryll sits brooding over the coming execution of Colonel Fairfax. Only Phoebe's father,... Read more