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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
To put it in the own words of Thierry Malandain: It is a light-hearted, bubbly ballet intended as a moment of humanity to forget for a short while our tough, worried existence, saddened by all that our heart and reason cannot accept. It is a ballet…
Length
57 mins
Prog. No.
6408
Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding), choreographed by Antonio Gades in 1974, depicts the story written by Federico Garcia Lorca of a bride who, on her wedding night, runs away with her former lover, now a married man with a child of his own. The furious…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
5919
Roxana is the first ever film adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s extraordinary 17th century novel exploring the world of an ambitious, modern day courtesan. Transposed into a 20th century setting, this sumptuous production stylishly integrates music, dance…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5703
"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
Maya Plisetskaya performing excerpts from a dozen of her greatest roles, created by many of the world's famous choreographers like Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart, from Ballets like Raymonda, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and a mesmerizing performance…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5493
Monaco 1925 saw the world premiere of a unique ballet on music by Stravinsky, dresses and decor by Matisse and choreography by Balanchine (his first work in the west): 'Le Chant du Rossignol'. It was based on a fairytale by Andersen, produced by…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7720
The Firebird is an exciting one-hour dance special based on the mystical Russian folk tale of enchantment and love, and set to Stravinsky’s fantastical ballet score. This adaption of James Kudelka’s masterpiece for the stage, combines classical…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
6108