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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
George Kentros and Mattias Petersson in a live performance of their recomposition of Vivaldi’s "Four Seasons" for violin and live electronics. Originally the album was released 2008 and the biggest Swedish daily paper Dagens Nyheter named this…
Length
46 mins
Prog. No.
6447
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
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
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
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
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
"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
Four women, four voices, four manipulative beings facing the public. Above them, four video screens. The women’s voices bring life to phonemes, ancestors to human speech, that slowly come together to become snippets of conversation. At the same time,…
Length
54 mins
Prog. No.
7971
Little Red Riding Hood begins, like all fairy tales, with: "Once upon a time..." For children of all ages the composer Georges Aperghis imagined a tale in music and movement: he chose the very first version written by Charles Perrault almost 300…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7337