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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
With his precision of articulating every word Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau set permanent standards. Als „best Singer of Lieder of the World“ (Times) he filled of course every concert hall. After 45 years he terminated his concert activities and is since…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
6346
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

Chosen amongst students from the major European music academies - Paris, Lyon, The Hague, London, Trossingen - brought together in 1998 by the Ambronay European Baroque Academy, ninety young musicians worked for many weeks with William Christie in…

Length
56 mins
Prog. No.
7324

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi became the leading representative of the development of the early Neapolitan Opera Buffa. "La Serva Padrona", his most popular opera until today, caused the "Buffonisten" controversy at its premiere in 1752.

Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
1814

"Livietta e Tracollo" is the intermezzo of Pergolesi's last opera for the city of Naples, Adriano in Syria. Like "La Serva Padrona", "Livietta el Tracollo" enjoyed a long run in the repertoire of the opera houses.

Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
1815
A magnificent Christmas concert, with music ranging from motets to popular Christmas standards, performed by Leipzig's world famous boys' choir. A fascinating half-hour documentary examines the history of the choir from its foundation in the early…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0562

In 1995, the French director Frédéric Mitterrand adapted Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly for cinema. This documentary follows the most significant and spectacular stages of the making of Madame Butterfly: the American conductor James Conlon working…

Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7387

In 1994, 54-year old José Van Dam undertook to play the role of Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca for the first time, a part that he had refused repeatedly in the past. In April 1995 in Liège, the singer met again with stage director Nicolas Joel for the…

Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
7762

Splendid rendition of Ravel’s famous opera staged specially for HDTV and performed by the Atelier de l’Opera de Lyon. This new version of the opera was written for four instruments (two pianos, cello and flute), thus emphasizing the fearful emotions…

Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7766