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Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty performed here by the l'Opera national de Paris. Tchaikovsky's score performed by Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, directed by Karoui. Aurora: Eleonora ...

Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty performed here by the l'Opera national de Paris. Tchaikovsky's score performed by Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, directed by Karoui. Aurora: Eleonora Abbagnato. Prince: Mathieu Ganio. Florine: Myriam Ould-Braham.

Live performance of the Irish dance and musical production created, choreographed and starring Michael Flatley. Recorded at the London Palladium theatre in 2014, the show ...

Live performance of the Irish dance and musical production created, choreographed and starring Michael Flatley. Recorded at the London Palladium theatre in 2014, the show features a new musical score composed by Gerard Fahy and some of the world's most talented dancers including James Keegan, Mathew Smith and Alice Upcott.

The son of an Indian farmer, Barry Singh spent his formative years on his family's banana farm, while nurturing the ambition of playing in and conducting a professional orchestra.

The son of an Indian farmer, Barry Singh spent his formative years on his family's banana farm, while nurturing the ambition of playing in and conducting a professional orchestra.

Good morning Australia! Get those vocal cords ready for this hit Broadway musical. Filmed in a brand new sound stage in Los Angeles and in front of a live studio audience, the ...

Good morning Australia! Get those vocal cords ready for this hit Broadway musical. Filmed in a brand new sound stage in Los Angeles and in front of a live studio audience, the all-live tuneful showcase will feature new songs, characters and a stellar cast line-up. It tells the story of Baltimore teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her ambition to dance on The Corny Collins Show.

A tribute to ABC's Ripponlea studios, where Australia learned to make television. Actors, entertainers, costume and set designers honed their craft inside this creative hub, ...

A tribute to ABC's Ripponlea studios, where Australia learned to make television. Actors, entertainers, costume and set designers honed their craft inside this creative hub, bringing drama, film, comedy and music to audiences.

This week on Sunday Arts, 100 artists have been invited to connect the dots on a Neil Diamond album cover as part of the contemporary art experiment, The Shilo Project.

This week on Sunday Arts, 100 artists have been invited to connect the dots on a Neil Diamond album cover as part of the contemporary art experiment, The Shilo Project.

A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, ...

A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, conducted by Alex Stobbs. Cambridge music scholar and cystic fibrosis sufferer, Alex Stobbs captured the heart of the nation with his inspiring story of hope and determination. Battling his crippling disease, Alex continues to turn his musical dreams into reality. He conducted the St Matthew Passion in front of a packed house of 800 paying audience members at the famous Cadogan Hall in London.

Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music, yet few people know the story of how this much-loved work came to public attention or helped save ...

Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music, yet few people know the story of how this much-loved work came to public attention or helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and radio presenter Tom Service present this docu-drama that recreates the performance of Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital in 1750 and reveals how this special fund-raising concert helped maintain the institution and heralded a golden age of philanthropy.

John Neumeier's version of La Dame aux Camelias, recorded at Opera National de Paris. Also available is the introductory documentary Flashback on Lady of the Camelias, ...

John Neumeier's version of La Dame aux Camelias, recorded at Opera National de Paris. Also available is the introductory documentary Flashback on Lady of the Camelias, directed by Reiner E Moritz and Stephane Loison, 52'.

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Chorus performs Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No.7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. Completed the year before his 1953 death, Symphony No.7 was ...

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Chorus performs Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No.7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. Completed the year before his 1953 death, Symphony No.7 was Prokofiev's last symphony.

We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that ...

We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that vibration is responsible for everything we hear.

Max Richter's critically acclaimed re-composition of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Daniel Hope on first violin, recorded in the Neptune Shipyard Hall 207 in Rostock, Germany.

Max Richter's critically acclaimed re-composition of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Daniel Hope on first violin, recorded in the Neptune Shipyard Hall 207 in Rostock, Germany.

Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece, Turandot is back with a starry international cast including Daria Masiero and Susan Foster in this classic production.

Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece, Turandot is back with a starry international cast including Daria Masiero and Susan Foster in this classic production.

Undeniably Beethoven's most famous piano sonata, sonata No.14, Opus 27 No.2 was penned by the great composer in 1802 and dedicated to Countess Giulietta Guicciardi.

Undeniably Beethoven's most famous piano sonata, sonata No.14, Opus 27 No.2 was penned by the great composer in 1802 and dedicated to Countess Giulietta Guicciardi.

Jack is an aspiring lyricist and places great importance on the meaning of words in a song. He enlists the help of The Cat Empire's own Harry James Angus to add music to his ...

Jack is an aspiring lyricist and places great importance on the meaning of words in a song. He enlists the help of The Cat Empire's own Harry James Angus to add music to his Sea Turtle poem.

The Nutcracker Story pays homage to one of the world's favourite fairytales - the Nutcracker. It tells the story behind this famous tale and looks at what makes Tchaikovsky's ...

The Nutcracker Story pays homage to one of the world's favourite fairytales - the Nutcracker. It tells the story behind this famous tale and looks at what makes Tchaikovsky's enduring ballet so popular with children and ballet companies the world over.

House of Sound
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House of Sound: Percussion

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC ME  |  May 12, 2016
We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that ...

We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that vibration is responsible for everything we hear.

Recorded at the famous Munich square, Joseph Calleja and Kristine Opolais join the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and choir lead by Andris Nelsons to a night of Italian music.

Recorded at the famous Munich square, Joseph Calleja and Kristine Opolais join the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and choir lead by Andris Nelsons to a night of Italian music.

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

This ground-breaking documentary series explores what made the music of great composers so revolutionary and why they remain so powerful today. Featuring award-wining ...

This ground-breaking documentary series explores what made the music of great composers so revolutionary and why they remain so powerful today. Featuring award-wining conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, each episode in this four-part series focuses on one composer, from Beethoven to Tchaikovsky, bringing classical music to people of all ages and musical backgrounds. When Stravinsky first performed his revolutionary ballet 'The Rite of Spring', it sparked a riot in the audience.

A first-hand look into the cultures and artists behind some of the world's most compelling music, with each episode focusing on a different global scene. Zach Goldbaum heads ...

A first-hand look into the cultures and artists behind some of the world's most compelling music, with each episode focusing on a different global scene. Zach Goldbaum heads to Compton (aka Bompton) to meet Kendrick Lamar and the friends he grew up with, many of whom are Piru gang members.

International superstars Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian, Vitaliy Bilyy and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in David Bosch's production of ...

International superstars Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian, Vitaliy Bilyy and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in David Bosch's production of Verdios searing tragic opera Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House. The atmospheric and poetic staging sets the story against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love contained in the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. Verdi's exceptionally fine music captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

2Cellos perform in the iconic Sydney Opera House. The Croatian cello duo is accompanied by the prestigious Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing a large part of their album Score, ...

2Cellos perform in the iconic Sydney Opera House. The Croatian cello duo is accompanied by the prestigious Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing a large part of their album Score, in addition to their unmissable hits. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser continue to break down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock.

German star tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his long-awaited role debut in Verdi's thrilling Shakespeare-based opera Otello, in a -thoughtprovoking and stylishly abstract ...

German star tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his long-awaited role debut in Verdi's thrilling Shakespeare-based opera Otello, in a -thoughtprovoking and stylishly abstract production' (The Evening Standard) directed by Keith Warner and conducted by Verdi expert Antonio Pappano the first new staging of the Italian composer's final tragedy at the Royal Opera House in 30 years. The dramatic part of Otello, who is led into the trap of jealousy by his scheming rival Iago and kills his innocent wife Desdemona out of suspicion and fury, is sung 'most arrestingly' (The Guardian) by Jonas Kaufmann. He offers 'a supremely burnished baritonal tenor with a ringing, heroic top but capable of extraordinary lyrical beauty in more intimate scenes'.

Junior Eurovision 2018 is fast approaching and ABC Me has everything you need to know! Join us as we follow this year's super talented Australian representative, Jael Wena, ...

Junior Eurovision 2018 is fast approaching and ABC Me has everything you need to know! Join us as we follow this year's super talented Australian representative, Jael Wena, all the way to the world stage in Minsk, Belarus!

The life and work of one of the most important global pop singers of the past 50 years. Though she began his career in the girl group Destiny's Child, her unique talent ...

The life and work of one of the most important global pop singers of the past 50 years. Though she began his career in the girl group Destiny's Child, her unique talent catapulted to fame as a solo artist after.

The beautiful Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda tell a story of culture hospitality and culture, with music as our guide we follow the trail across the islands to find ...

The beautiful Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda tell a story of culture hospitality and culture, with music as our guide we follow the trail across the islands to find the heartbeat of the country through its rhythms. Along the way we get a taste of the amazing cuisines, the vibrant countryside and the stunning oceans all around. From the sounds of calypso to the carnival celebrations the pulse of Antigua and Barbuda is calling.

Celebrate 70 years of the Royal Ballet's landmark production of Petipa's classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to ...

Celebrate 70 years of the Royal Ballet's landmark production of Petipa's classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky. The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in the Royal Ballet's repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden.

Celtic Thunder's first ever Christmas album includes holiday standards such as It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Let It Snow, Winter Wonderland and Silent Night as ...

Celtic Thunder's first ever Christmas album includes holiday standards such as It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Let It Snow, Winter Wonderland and Silent Night as well as a few specially written originals, Going Home For Christmas and Our First Christmas Together. Audiences will be enthralled by Celtic Thunder's unique interpretations of these seasonal classics.

Carole King was honoured as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Carole and a cast of superstar guests performed some of the quintessential ...

Carole King was honoured as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Carole and a cast of superstar guests performed some of the quintessential songs from her renowned and celebrated career.

Count Almaviva arrives in Seville to find the mysterious woman he met in Madrid. When he learns that she, Rosina, is engaged to her tyrannical guardian Bartolo, he asks the ...

Count Almaviva arrives in Seville to find the mysterious woman he met in Madrid. When he learns that she, Rosina, is engaged to her tyrannical guardian Bartolo, he asks the cunning barber Figaro to help him win her hand. Almaviva and Rosina fall in love, and Rosina turns her mind to duping Bartolo. The combined conniving of all three is too much for Bartolo, who admits defeat when he discovers Almaviva and Rosina have married right under his nose.

Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, ...

Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Edgar learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. With live performances and insightful conversation, Kailash Kher and Sona reveal what lies at the soul of their sound, while giving Edgar an eye-opening tour of the city and its surroundings.

This very special TV presentation of Rigoletto is filmed totally on location in and around the Italian city of Mantua, the original fictional setting for Verdi's much-loved ...

This very special TV presentation of Rigoletto is filmed totally on location in and around the Italian city of Mantua, the original fictional setting for Verdi's much-loved opera. Placido Domingo, who plays the lead baritone role, says Rigoletto is "one of the most moving roles that exists.

Neil Young was honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and ...

Neil Young was honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and performer with inspired versions of some of his most memorable songs. Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills and Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban and others.

Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, features as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival: the stirring work centred around Leonore, who frees her incarcerated spouse ...

Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, features as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival: the stirring work centred around Leonore, who frees her incarcerated spouse Fidelio from prison, is timelessly relevant with powerful emotional situations and jarringly human pleas of anguish from Leonore: "Whoever you are, I want to rescue you. By God! You shall not be a victim!" In German.

Arabella is played by Renee Fleming. Mandryka: Thomas Hampson. Count Waldner: Albert Dohman. Countess Adelaide: Gabriel Benackova. Christian Thelemann conducts the ...

Arabella is played by Renee Fleming. Mandryka: Thomas Hampson. Count Waldner: Albert Dohman. Countess Adelaide: Gabriel Benackova. Christian Thelemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden. Recorded at the Salzburg Easter Festival.

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this ...

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs.

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

This is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up ...

This is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother's unbridled womanizing - something that prefigures her own later situation, though she would experience less tolerance by others. A bachelor, Vronsky is eager to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Alexei Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities, and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky and Anna go to Italy, where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances, she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity, fearing loss of control. Music by Rodion Shchedrin and choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.

The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favourite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammys and was the recipient of 17 gold records, yet he is relatively unknown ...

The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favourite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammys and was the recipient of 17 gold records, yet he is relatively unknown today. Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody's Talkin' About Him)?, a wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary, tells the story of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. His hits include the Grammy-winning Everybody's Talkin and Without You as well as Coconut and One (Is The Loneliest Number). The film reveals how his personal life was as complex and contradictory as his music, from his spirited relationship with John Lennon to his close bond with Ringo Starr. Director John Scheinfeld paints a detailed and revelatory portrait of an extraordinary artist featuring over 50 Nilsson recordings, as well as rare or never-before-seen film clips, home movies, photos from the Nilsson family album and interviews from those who knew him well. As film critic Leonard Maltin noted, this is a vivid portrait of a gifted man. What a great reminder of his talent.

In commemoration of 40 years of the Sydney Opera House, this film celebrates the inaugural Sydney Symphony Orchestra concert on September 27 1973 with the 2012 recreation of ...

In commemoration of 40 years of the Sydney Opera House, this film celebrates the inaugural Sydney Symphony Orchestra concert on September 27 1973 with the 2012 recreation of the concert in its entirety conducted by Simone Young.

Gilbert and Sullivan: A Motley Pair
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Gilbert and Sullivan: A Motley Pair: Deputy Deities

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Smooth/Arts  |  July 30, 2018
Simon Butteriss examines how a quarrel over the cost of carpet proved fatal to Gilbert and Sullivan's musical partnership.

Simon Butteriss examines how a quarrel over the cost of carpet proved fatal to Gilbert and Sullivan's musical partnership.

The 2017 tattoo, Splash of Tartan, features talent from around the world including Australia, Japan, India, France and the US. They join The Queens Colour Squadron, Highland ...

The 2017 tattoo, Splash of Tartan, features talent from around the world including Australia, Japan, India, France and the US. They join The Queens Colour Squadron, Highland Dancers, Shetland Fiddlers and more.

A special memorial tribute to Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014). The acclaimed composer talks about his childhood, friendships and his love of Australia, all influences that were ...

A special memorial tribute to Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014). The acclaimed composer talks about his childhood, friendships and his love of Australia, all influences that were instrumental in him composing music.

The Full Set
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The Full Set

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  November 3, 2018
ABC's new live-music destination. With huge Aussie musicians, awesome hosts Linda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott and a massive studio audience, The Full Set is beamed straight ...

ABC's new live-music destination. With huge Aussie musicians, awesome hosts Linda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott and a massive studio audience, The Full Set is beamed straight from our house-party to yours. This is an hour-long version of the previous episode of The Set.

Catch all the highlights of this incredible event, including Australia's Jael as she lights up the stage with with her pop-power anthem, Champion. Held at the Minsk Arena, ...

Catch all the highlights of this incredible event, including Australia's Jael as she lights up the stage with with her pop-power anthem, Champion. Held at the Minsk Arena, Belarus, Australia is one of 20 countries competing.

This film explores the unique set of circumstances in 1970s Brisbane that fostered the Saints; the sweaty rebellion of Brisbane's oppressed youth as punk counterculture ...

This film explores the unique set of circumstances in 1970s Brisbane that fostered the Saints; the sweaty rebellion of Brisbane's oppressed youth as punk counterculture challenged Queensland's notorious police force and Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

Fenella Kernebone takes us to the 50th anniversary of the Adelaide Festival and investigates the Reel Life project; Namila interviews Jin Xing; and Paul wraps up with ...

Fenella Kernebone takes us to the 50th anniversary of the Adelaide Festival and investigates the Reel Life project; Namila interviews Jin Xing; and Paul wraps up with spectacular installations at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

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.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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