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In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe. What grander setting could there be for such an opera than Sydney ...

In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe. What grander setting could there be for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself?

This Opera Australia (OA) co-production with Opera de Montreal sees two of its most distinctive voices performing the famous duet. Emma Matthews brings her crystalline ...

This Opera Australia (OA) co-production with Opera de Montreal sees two of its most distinctive voices performing the famous duet. Emma Matthews brings her crystalline coloratura to the role of Lakme, while Dominica Matthews is the darker-voiced Mallika.

Peppa and her family go to the museum. Peppa imagines herself as a queen in the king's and queen's room. George imagines being a big dinosaur in the dinosaur room.

Peppa and her family go to the museum. Peppa imagines herself as a queen in the king's and queen's room. George imagines being a big dinosaur in the dinosaur room.

Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in Kiss Me Kate.

Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in Kiss Me Kate.

Working With Jane is an entertaining portrait of Jane Campion and her special qualities as a film director. It is also a poignant recording of the truly unique process that ...

Working With Jane is an entertaining portrait of Jane Campion and her special qualities as a film director. It is also a poignant recording of the truly unique process that created her latest film Bright Star.

When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol hopes to make the cut.

When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol hopes to make the cut.

Monteverdi's exquisitely melancholy vocal music is transported from its 16th century roots into a 21st century dramatised environment. Passions run high as six couples break ...

Monteverdi's exquisitely melancholy vocal music is transported from its 16th century roots into a 21st century dramatised environment. Passions run high as six couples break up and go over the painful details of their complex relationships in a restaurant. The music, in turn serene and brutal, combines with this drama in a heady yet satisfying mix.

This world renowned director of stage and screen, set and costume design is a modern-day Renaissance Man. Zeffirelli muses about the highs of his career, and life in general. ...

This world renowned director of stage and screen, set and costume design is a modern-day Renaissance Man. Zeffirelli muses about the highs of his career, and life in general. He speaks about making Jesus of Nazareth, and his Shakespearian experiences such as The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet. The program also looks at some of his numerous stage and screen adaptations of famous operas such as Tosca, Traviata, Carmen, Aida and Cavalleria Rusticana.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead ...

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Scarlett is putting on a puppet show and you're invited. Scarlett works with a professional puppeteer to learn how to make a sock puppet. Scarlett creates a fairy puppet and ...

Scarlett is putting on a puppet show and you're invited. Scarlett works with a professional puppeteer to learn how to make a sock puppet. Scarlett creates a fairy puppet and puts on a fairy dust puppet show.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: A Windy Day

Season 1  |  Episode 14  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 18, 2017
Justine and guest dancer Bec Morris are backstage rehearsing for today's Dance of the Wind Show. Dash is doing his very best to design and create an extravagant costume. But ...

Justine and guest dancer Bec Morris are backstage rehearsing for today's Dance of the Wind Show. Dash is doing his very best to design and create an extravagant costume. But it's nothing short of a big little disaster.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Just A Little Cold

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 6, 2017
Justine Clarke is sick and can't reach the high notes for today's show. But her no-nonsense vocal coach Eva Kong has some tips that just might get her out of trouble, unless ...

Justine Clarke is sick and can't reach the high notes for today's show. But her no-nonsense vocal coach Eva Kong has some tips that just might get her out of trouble, unless Dash turns things around with his own surprise. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Whistle With Me

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 15, 2017
Justine has invited some young singers to join her for today's rainbow spectacular show! But Dash's rainbow painting has bombed - it's all just a big brown mess. But the ...

Justine has invited some young singers to join her for today's rainbow spectacular show! But Dash's rainbow painting has bombed - it's all just a big brown mess. But the biggest rainbow surprise is yet to arrive.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Ready Set Country

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  November 8, 2017
Building a set in time for the country music boot scooting show is going to be a huge challenge for Justine Clarke, especially because set builder Denise Scott loves an ...

Building a set in time for the country music boot scooting show is going to be a huge challenge for Justine Clarke, especially because set builder Denise Scott loves an old-fashioned country yarn. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: A Banana Is A Banana

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 14, 2017
When special guest percussionist Bree Van Reyk's musical instruments don't arrive in time for the show, Justine, Dash and Bree all have to put their heads together to come up ...

When special guest percussionist Bree Van Reyk's musical instruments don't arrive in time for the show, Justine, Dash and Bree all have to put their heads together to come up with a new way to create some amazing new sounds.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Classical Pickle

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  December 12, 2017
There's to be a classical quartet performance with eccentric conductor George Ellis. However, there are blowflies in the theatre and George can't stand blowflies. Justine and ...

There's to be a classical quartet performance with eccentric conductor George Ellis. However, there are blowflies in the theatre and George can't stand blowflies. Justine and Dash now have a very big, buzzy challenge on their hands.

This Is Scarlett and Isaiah
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This Is Scarlett and Isaiah: Making Shadow Puppets

Season 1  |  Episode 20  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 30, 2017
Isaiah meets a puppet expert and learns how to make shadow puppets out of paper. After making a ninja puppet, Isaiah puts on a shadow puppet show for a group of kids.

Isaiah meets a puppet expert and learns how to make shadow puppets out of paper. After making a ninja puppet, Isaiah puts on a shadow puppet show for a group of kids.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Andrew Bovell - When The Rain Stops Falling

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  September 20, 2013
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Andrew Bovell discusses recurring patterns of family and global ...

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Andrew Bovell discusses recurring patterns of family and global histories in When the Rain Stops Falling.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Lemon Aid

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  November 7, 2017
It's five minutes until show time and Justine Clarke has a major problem - she doesn't have a song to sing! Luckily, snack bar attendant Shari Sabeans has some ideas, and it's ...

It's five minutes until show time and Justine Clarke has a major problem - she doesn't have a song to sing! Luckily, snack bar attendant Shari Sabeans has some ideas, and it's all to do with making lemonade. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: True Friends

Season 1  |  Episode 15  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 19, 2017
The theatre's box office attendant Rhys Nicholson and Dash are terribly worried. They haven't sold a single ticket for the show. But does a show really need a big audience to ...

The theatre's box office attendant Rhys Nicholson and Dash are terribly worried. They haven't sold a single ticket for the show. But does a show really need a big audience to go on? Dash is in for a treat he'll never forget.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Dancing Clean

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 5, 2017
Justine Clarke is trying to put together a special dance routine for today's funky disco dance show when she's interrupted by the super loud super-clean cleaner, David ...

Justine Clarke is trying to put together a special dance routine for today's funky disco dance show when she's interrupted by the super loud super-clean cleaner, David Collins. But it might be just what Justine needs! Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Air Guitar

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  November 6, 2017
Justine Clarke is getting ready for her glam rock show when Dash arrives with a guitar case that has no electric guitar inside. With help from wardrobe consultant Tim Rogers, ...

Justine Clarke is getting ready for her glam rock show when Dash arrives with a guitar case that has no electric guitar inside. With help from wardrobe consultant Tim Rogers, can Justine find a new way to rock in time for the show? Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

Elmo the Musical
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Elmo the Musical: Athlete

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  ABC2 Kids  |  April 28, 2017
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You are Elmo's coach and together, you and Elmo imagine the story, Athlete The Musical. Athlete Elmo is competing against Enormous Athlete for a pair of beautiful golden shoes.

You are Elmo's coach and together, you and Elmo imagine the story, Athlete The Musical. Athlete Elmo is competing against Enormous Athlete for a pair of beautiful golden shoes.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Shoe Biz

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 8, 2017
When Justine Clarke accidentally stomps on the foot of ballroom dancer partner Paul Mecurio and Dash chews her fancy dancing shoes the ballroom dancing spectacular show ...

When Justine Clarke accidentally stomps on the foot of ballroom dancer partner Paul Mecurio and Dash chews her fancy dancing shoes the ballroom dancing spectacular show suddenly turns very wobbly. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Making Do

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 11, 2017
Justine and Dash are getting ready for their jazz show, but props master Ben Woods has had a giant clean out and there are no props left! By learning how to improvise, can ...

Justine and Dash are getting ready for their jazz show, but props master Ben Woods has had a giant clean out and there are no props left! By learning how to improvise, can they imagine their way out of trouble in time?

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Birthday Rumpus

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 7, 2017
It's the theatre's big birthday bash but it's raining and the theatre is leaking. The guest sax player Melissa Mony can't stop playing the blues and it's making everybody sad. ...

It's the theatre's big birthday bash but it's raining and the theatre is leaking. The guest sax player Melissa Mony can't stop playing the blues and it's making everybody sad. Can Justine Clarke get the party started in time? Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Once Upon A Time

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 13, 2017
Dash is writing his first ever stage play for today's show. But two of the cast haven't turned up. Can actor Sheridan Harbridge play every role? Justine has a musical idea ...

Dash is writing his first ever stage play for today's show. But two of the cast haven't turned up. Can actor Sheridan Harbridge play every role? Justine has a musical idea that might turn Dash's theatre dream around!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Totally Rapt

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 4, 2017
Justine Clarke is preparing a special gift for Dash and desperately needs help with the finishing touches before the show starts. With help from their audio ...

Justine Clarke is preparing a special gift for Dash and desperately needs help with the finishing touches before the show starts. With help from their audio engineer-come-rapper Hau Latukefu the show takes a surprising twist. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

Prince Elmo's royal guards inform him that the town of Tottintott is being scared by a dragon! Elmo and the guards rush to rescue the town, but Elmo wonders how they will get ...

Prince Elmo's royal guards inform him that the town of Tottintott is being scared by a dragon! Elmo and the guards rush to rescue the town, but Elmo wonders how they will get to there?

Celebrate Play School's 50 year milestone as we invite Australia's most iconic performers and entertainers to perform a song, story or nursery rhyme in the very special series.

Celebrate Play School's 50 year milestone as we invite Australia's most iconic performers and entertainers to perform a song, story or nursery rhyme in the very special series.

Choreographer and dancer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, collaborates with the kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple and artist Antony Gormley to produce a unique and extraordinary ...

Choreographer and dancer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, collaborates with the kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple and artist Antony Gormley to produce a unique and extraordinary dance hybrid.

Following the New York City ballet's performance of Jerome Robbins' 1958 'ballet in sneakers', this short documentary charts the progression of the latest production and looks ...

Following the New York City ballet's performance of Jerome Robbins' 1958 'ballet in sneakers', this short documentary charts the progression of the latest production and looks back at how the original performances wowed audiences around the world.

The Magic Flute is one of Mozart's most charming and engaging operas. Its fairy tale surface however, conceals a multi-layered plot, packed with allegories to fire up the ...

The Magic Flute is one of Mozart's most charming and engaging operas. Its fairy tale surface however, conceals a multi-layered plot, packed with allegories to fire up the imagination. This acclaimed production by artist William Kentridge bursts onto the stage of the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.

Sisters of Gelam is a musical theatre performance by pioneering Melbourne-based Indigenous Theatre Company, Ibijerri. Combining cabaret, puppetry, dance and spoken word, ...

Sisters of Gelam is a musical theatre performance by pioneering Melbourne-based Indigenous Theatre Company, Ibijerri. Combining cabaret, puppetry, dance and spoken word, Sisters of Gelam is a deeply personal, autobiographical and poetic journey into the heart of a prominent Australian clan widely known in Indigenous arts circles - the Maza family.

To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. This program celebrates the lives of those ...

To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest.

Sydney Dance Company (SDC) presented the world premiere of Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela's 2 One Another at Sydney Theatre in March 2012 and now it comes to ABC2 LIVE for ...

Sydney Dance Company (SDC) presented the world premiere of Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela's 2 One Another at Sydney Theatre in March 2012 and now it comes to ABC2 LIVE for all to enjoy. 2 One Another explores and celebrates relationships, interactions and the beauty of the human form.

Star tenor Rolando Villazon goes on the trail of the story behind what is, arguably, the greatest opera ever written, Don Giovanni by Mozart. Rolando returns to the theatre in ...

Star tenor Rolando Villazon goes on the trail of the story behind what is, arguably, the greatest opera ever written, Don Giovanni by Mozart. Rolando returns to the theatre in Prague where the premiere was performed and attempts to put together a recreation of the first night, where the composer, audience and cast unite for a unique historical event. Villazon talks about how his own love of opera was formed and examines how it was performed and received by audiences in the eighteenth century. The resulting film will provide a rich insight into every aspect of the performance, from the musicians and singers to the outfits worn by the audience and the price and business of selling tickets.

Buster Moon is a dapper koala who presides over a once grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist - okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel - who ...

Buster Moon is a dapper koala who presides over a once grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist - okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel - who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition.

Baz Luhrmann directs Puccini's heart-rending love story of high-spirited young group of bohemians who are strapped for cash but draw strength from each other, and the poet ...

Baz Luhrmann directs Puccini's heart-rending love story of high-spirited young group of bohemians who are strapped for cash but draw strength from each other, and the poet Rodolfo's deep love for the young seamstress, Mimi. Featuring Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Christine Douglas and Roger Lemke. Julian Smith conducts The Australian Opera Chorus, The Australian Opera Children's Chorus and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

As Chester Kent dives head first into producing musical shorts for the cinema, he must contend with his greedy ex-wife Cynthia, predatory gold-digger Vivian Rich, faithful ...

As Chester Kent dives head first into producing musical shorts for the cinema, he must contend with his greedy ex-wife Cynthia, predatory gold-digger Vivian Rich, faithful girl Friday who loves him from afar Nan Prescott, would-be star Scotty Blair, who's living off an older benefactress, his assistant Francis, who constantly moans "it will never work" and secretary Bea Thorn who finally takes off her glasses and becomes a star.

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Matthew Bourne has been setting theatres around the world alight with his adaptations of some of the world's best known and loved ballets and operas. This program highlights ...

Matthew Bourne has been setting theatres around the world alight with his adaptations of some of the world's best known and loved ballets and operas. This program highlights nine of Bourne's landmark productions.

This documentary follows Matthew Bourne as he attempts to re-interpret Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty from first workshops to final rehearsals with set and costumes.

This documentary follows Matthew Bourne as he attempts to re-interpret Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty from first workshops to final rehearsals with set and costumes.

A general makes a murderous rise to the throne of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife and three prophesying witches.

A general makes a murderous rise to the throne of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife and three prophesying witches.

This series comprised of a combination of contemporary and random sketches featuring characters, monologues, parodies, ads and animations.

This series comprised of a combination of contemporary and random sketches featuring characters, monologues, parodies, ads and animations.

Confusion occurs when two couples, along with a troupe of comic actors, enter a magic forest ruled by fairies.

Confusion occurs when two couples, along with a troupe of comic actors, enter a magic forest ruled by fairies.

An undisputed visionary, Scorsese offers a fast-talking, fascinating insight into an incredible body of work, including Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Shutter Island.

An undisputed visionary, Scorsese offers a fast-talking, fascinating insight into an incredible body of work, including Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Shutter Island.

French-Canadian theatre, film and multimedia actor and director Robert Lepage talks about his unorthodox approach to stage directing and the cross-fertilisation between ...

French-Canadian theatre, film and multimedia actor and director Robert Lepage talks about his unorthodox approach to stage directing and the cross-fertilisation between theatre, film, the internet and other alternatives.

Award winning film maker Simon Target follows 75-year-old John Bell during his final year at Bell Shakespeare, the national theatre company he founded, in this poignant and ...

Award winning film maker Simon Target follows 75-year-old John Bell during his final year at Bell Shakespeare, the national theatre company he founded, in this poignant and thoughtful documentary.

This series comprised of a combination of contemporary and random sketches featuring characters, monologues, parodies, ads and animations.

This series comprised of a combination of contemporary and random sketches featuring characters, monologues, parodies, ads and animations.

When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages.
In a world that very often feels Orwellian there's never been a more relevant time to study dystopian-themed movies and novels.
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