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".

Polina ( Polina, danser sa vie ) (2016)

Director: Angelin Preljocaj, Valerie Muller
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Anastasia Shevtsova, Alexsey Guskov

A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography. A modern dance piece like Fred Astaire and Gene Ke... 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

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

Tosca (1976)

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

La Traviata (1982)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo

"(Teresa) Stratas not only sings magnificently but also looks the role ... She is a screen presence as riveting to watch as to listen to ... Having ca... Read more

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble (2015)

Director: Morgan Neville
Starring: Yo-Yo Ma

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade r... Read more

Dancer (2016)

Director: Steven Cantor
Starring: Sergei Polunin

The very first thing you notice about the young Ukrainian ballet superstar Sergei Polunin is his deep set of piercing eyes which somehow seem to unner... Read more

Miss Saigon Live: 25th Anniversary (2016)

Director: Brett Sullivan

This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jo... Read more

Crossing Rachmaninoff (2015)

Director: Rebecca Tansley
Starring: Flavio Villani

An uplifting musical journey that provides an intimate insight into the process of becoming a classical musician. Crossing Rachmaninoff follows aspiri... Read more

The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

Director: Wilford Leach
Starring: Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, George Rose

Frederic (Rex Smith), who has spent his formative years as a junior pirate, plans to mark his 21st birthday by breaking free from the Pirate King (Kev... Read more