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  1. Danse, La - The Paris Opera Ballet (2010)

    Director
    Frederick Wiseman
    Subject
    Dance; Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 152 minutes), £19.99

    One of America’s most respected documentary filmmakers, Frederick Wiseman, presents a glimpse into the inner workings of the respected ballet company, The Paris Opera Ballet. Wiseman and his camera crew...

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  2. Boheme, La (2009)

    Director
    Robert Dornheim
    Subject
    Drama; French studies; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (BR Region free, 100 minutes), £29.99

    Giacomo Puccini’s celebrated opera is brought to life in a lavish feature-film version directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm and starring the soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Rolando Villazón....

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  3. Shakespeare in Words and Music (2008 Video)

    Director
    Albert Girard; Jean-Jacques Sheitoyan
    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature; Music

    DVD presenting six half-hour programmes that contain spoken texts from Shakespeare’s play linked with musical excerpts within a given theme. The programmes are centred on vocal excerpts but also contain...

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  4. Paris Opera Ballet, The: Seven Ballets (2008)

    Subject
    Dance
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 68 minutes), £17.99

    A compilation of seven original dances set to music from composers such as Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Grieg, choreographed by Norbert Schmucki and Marius Petipa and featuring the stars of The Paris Opera...

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  5. Magic Flute, The (2007)

    Director
    Kenneth Branagh
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 125 minutes), £19.99

    Adeaptation by Stephen Fry of Mozart’s classic opera directed by Kenneth Branagh with the action transposed to the first world war. The score is played by the The Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

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  6. Growing Up with Macbeth - Youngsters in Rotterdam (2005 Film, Television)

    aka: Hofpleingroep - Macbeth Aan de Maas

    Director
    Netty van Hoorn
    Subject
    Drama; Music

    Documentary. 70 young people from various ethnic backgrounds in the youth theatre Hoflplein perform together in Verdi’s Macbeth.

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  7. Turn of the Screw, The (Opera) (2004)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 110 minutes), Subscription only

    Benjamin Britten’s opera based on the Henry James novel about a governess who discovers that the house in which she lives and works is haunted by the evil spirits of two former employees, and that her two...

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  8. Maria Callas: Living and Dying for Art and Love (2003)

    Subject
    Drama; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0, 71 minutes), £19.99

    Maria Callas appeared on the operatic stage for the very last time at Covent Garden in July 1965. She sang the role of Tosca. Though a huge success, it also marked the beginning of the end for this...

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  9. For Teppet Går Opp (2000 Video)

    Director
    Paul René Roestad
    Subject
    Music

    Documentary about Stein Winge’s production of Verdi’s Macbeth for Den Norske Opera, Oslo which premiered 9 March 2000. Ronnie Johansen and Galina Kalinia are the Macbeths.

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  10. Turandot Project, The (1999)

    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1, 84 minutes), $29.99

    In 1997, documentary film-maker Allan Miller embarked on a film project with renowned conductor Zubin Mehta and celebrated Chinese film director Zhang Yimou as they joined forces in a production of...

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