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In this pilot to a new series about the European musical heritage, soul musician Joy Denalane embarks on a journey to Austria to encounter the world of folk music. For centuries, this musical genre has provided a vital space for love and romanticism,…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
6757
On 12 September, Gianni Schicchi opened the LA Opera’s 2015/2016 season, which marks its 30th anniversary. The production by director Woody Allen first saw the light of day in LA in 2008, travelled to Teatro Real in Madrid and now returns home,…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
6094
Iolanta and Perséphone - A double bill consisting of two stage works that “represent an ideal of beauty, poetry and hope” forms this new production in Madrid from the Teatro Real. In both works the progression from darkness to light acts as an…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
5918
The ghettos of Kinshasa - the devastated capital of a country politically and economically adrift - are filled with many gifted, yet impoverished musicians. Their outstanding talent, humour and vital energy are their only means of survival. Amongst…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7738
"The Tales of Hoffmann" (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) was first performed on February 10, 1881, at Paris's Opéra Comique. Offenbach had labored over his great work for almost a decade, but died on October 5, 1880, just months before its première. Over the…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7343
Based on the story by H. C. Andersen, “The Nightingale” was transposed for opera by Igor Stravinsky who both composed the music and wrote the lyrics. This new adaptation using computer animation transposes the opera into a world ruled by the power of…
Length
49 mins
Prog. No.
7726
This documentary is one episode in a series which deals with how music and dance traditions in six European countries (Spain, Italy, Hungary, The Netherlands, the UK and France) are transmitted to new generations of performers. This film was shot in…
Length
59 mins
Prog. No.
7318
This one-hour film shows how Mozart successfully elevated 'opera seria', or courtly opera, to a compelling spectacle, where the beauty and richness of musical invention go hand in hand with the arousal of a particular emotion, both intense and…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7736
Flamenco music and dance performance filmed in Granada with numerous artists including Jaime Heredia “El Parron” and his daughter Marina, Manolete, Jose Antonio Galicia and Emilio Maya.
Length
59 mins
Prog. No.
7325
Three exceptional vocal artists lead us to new ways of expression, presenting hypnotising arrangements and dreamy melodies. Born in Yemen, raised in New York and now living in Tel Aviv, singer Noa combines textual interpretations which are American…
Length
57 mins
Prog. No.
1862