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".

Discovering Tchaikovsky (2006)

Director: Matthew Woodward

Conductor Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra explore Tchaikovsky's music through two of his most famous works. The 'Romeo & Juliet F... Read more

Don Giovanni (1979)

Director: Joseph Losey
Starring: Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Kiri Te Kanawa

The tale of womaniser Don Giovanni and his servant Leporello. Giovanni's attempts to woo Donna Anna end in tragedy when he kills her father in a duel.... Read more

Don Giovanni (1991)

Starring: Vladimir Dolezal, Alice Randova, Zdenek Harvanek, Dalibor Jedlicka, Conducted by...

Mozart wrote his opera 'Don Giovanni' as a gift to the city of Prague, and he himself conducted the first night, at the stunning Prague National Theat... Read more

Don Giovanni / Cosi Fan Tutte (2000)

Director: Jurgen Flimm
Starring: Cecilia Bartoli, Rodney Gilfry, Laszlo Polgar, Liliana Nikiteanu

Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, this four-disc set contains two of Mozart's most well-loved operas. Lead by a stellar cast featuring Cecilia Bartol... Read more

Don Quixote (1973)

Director: Robert Helpmann, Rudolf Nureyev
Starring: Rudolf Nureyev, Robert Helpmann, Ray Powell

Rudolf Nureyev stars and co-directs this film version of the famous ballet, with Lucette Aldous and Sir Robert Helpmann in the title roles, with the d... Read more

Dracula - Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2003)

Director: Guy Maddin
Starring: Zhang Wei-Qiang, Tara Birtwhistle, David Moroni, Cindymarie Small, Johnny Wright

Cult auteur Guy Maddin ('The Saddest Music in the World') has taken on the world's most adapted horror tale and concocted his most original and ravish... Read more

Duran Duran: Unstaged (2011)

Director: David Lynch
Starring: Duran Duran

Acclaimed director David Lynch gears up to direct a live online concert with legendary pop icons Duran Duran. Originally streamed live as a part of UN... Read more

DV8 Physical Theatre: The Cost of Living (2004)

Starring: Eddie Kay, David Toole, Vivien Wood, Tanja Liedtke

Trapped in a faded seaside town, street performers David and Eddie struggle to find work and romance. Their story is told through dance and dialogue.... Read more

Ella Fitzgerald - Live At Montreux (2005)

Starring: Ella Fitzgerald

On June 22 1969 the Montreux Jazz Festival featured a performance from 'The First Lady of Song', Ella Fitzgerald. This program presents a stunning per... Read more

Ennio Morricone: Live in Concert 2004 / Morricone: A Documentary (2004)

Director: Giovanni Morricone
Starring: Ennio Morricone

Celebrating the world's greatest film composer, this collection includes a powerful live Morricone performance plus a revealing documentary on his ext... Read more