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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".

Turandot (1991)

8.6/10

In the Imperial Palace of Peking, the Emperor announces that any prince seeking to marry his daughter Turandot must first answer three riddles. The p... Read more

U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha (2005)

Director: Mark Dornford-May
Starring: Pauline Malefane, Andile Tshoni, Lungelwa Blou, Zweilungile Sidloyi, Andries Mba...

A vibrant and cinematic re-telling of Bizet's famous opera, set in modern South Africa, and starring the sublime Pauline Malefane as the eponymous cig... Read more

Victor / Victoria (Broadway) (1995)

7.6/10
Director: Blake Edwards, Matthew Diamond, Goro Kobayashi
Starring: Julie Andrews, Michael Nouri, Tony Roberts, Gregory Jbara, Rachel York

Julie Andrews is a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman - again! An out-of-work British soprano in Paris, Victoria (Julie Andrews), f... Read more

Victor Borge: In Concert and Encore! (1979)

8.4/10
Starring: Victor Borge

Recorded in 1979, master musical wit, Victor Borge, struts his stuff in this special concert performance at the Wembley Conference Centre. The Copen... Read more

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Nigel Kennedy) (1990)

8.8/10
Director: Geoff Wonfor
Starring: Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy's version of 'The Four Seasons' is like a breath of fresh air which is bound to blow away a few cobwebs around Vivaldi's well known work... Read more

Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach - Falling Down Stairs / Sarabande (1998)

3.3/10
Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Lori Singer, Yo-Yo Ma

Iconoclastic choreographer Mark Morris and his troupe turn a tumble on a staircase into an elaborate dance, accompanied by Ma's rendition of Bach's th... Read more

Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach - The Music Garden / The Sound of the Carceri (1998)

3.3/10
Director: Kevin McMahon
Starring: Yo-Yo Ma

In this Emmy Award-winning offering director Kevin McMahon chronicles Ma and garden designer Julie Moir, as they use music and flowers for an interpre... Read more