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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".

Tosca (1976)

8.5/10
Starring: Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Raina Kabaivanska

Gianfranco de Bosio's compelling film of Puccini's 'Tosca' uses the actual historical settings specified by the composer. Against these spectacular Ro... Read more

Toward the Unknown Region: Malcolm Arnold (2004)

Director: Tony Palmer
Starring: Malcolm Arnold

Tony Palmer's two part documentary celebrates one of Britain's largely underestimated, yet most popular composers and the triumph of a man against all... Read more

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

Turandot (1987)

8.6/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli, Kirk Browning
Starring: Eva Marton, Placido Domingo, Leona Mitchell

Placido Domingo, Eva Martin and Leona Mitchell star in Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of Puccini's 'Turandot'. 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