Aboriginal kids learn opera
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Aboriginal kids learn opera

Clip from Behind the News Special

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Behind The News meets 20 Indigenous kids from Broken Hill who are learning to sing and write opera music with the Short Black Opera Company.

Behind The News meets 20 Indigenous kids from Broken Hill who are learning to sing and write opera music with the Short Black Opera Company.

The Best of Elvis Presley
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The Best of Elvis Presley

Smooth/Arts January 12, 2019

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A compilation of music videos featuring the best of Elvis Presley.

A compilation of music videos featuring the best of Elvis Presley.

Australian Story Classics: Mr Singh's Opus
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Australian Story Classics: Mr Singh's Opus

ABC NEWS 24 September 17, 2010

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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.

BalletBoyz: Next Generation
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BalletBoyz: Next Generation

Smooth/Arts January 28, 2019

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Filmed over two years, follow the meteoric rise of this all-male dance company. The film explores what it takes to turn eight individuals into one formidable company and ...

Filmed over two years, follow the meteoric rise of this all-male dance company. The film explores what it takes to turn eight individuals into one formidable company and follows the process from first auditions, through boot-camp training and creating work, right up to their performance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

BalletBoyz at the Roundhouse
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BalletBoyz at the Roundhouse

Smooth/Arts January 7, 2019

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BalletBoyz, winners of the 2013 National Dance Award for Best Independent Company, is a 10-strong, all-male, world-class, modern dance troupe currently touring sell-out shows ...

BalletBoyz, winners of the 2013 National Dance Award for Best Independent Company, is a 10-strong, all-male, world-class, modern dance troupe currently touring sell-out shows throughout the UK and internationally.

The Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev)
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The Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev)

Smooth/Arts September 10, 2018

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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.

Tango Under the Stars
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Tango Under the Stars

Smooth/Arts December 17, 2018

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Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic accent the colors, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening at the Hollywood ...

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic accent the colors, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening at the Hollywood Bowl: Astor Piazzolla, the master of Nuevo Tango, who's four tangos feature on stage the dance company Tango Buenos Aires, known worldwide as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango, Alberto Ginastera, one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas and Piazzolla's first teacher, and Lalo Schifrin, who, beside his concert music, is the composer of the famous scores of Mission: Impossible and Dirty Harry. His Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, a world premiere recording, is composed for Angel Romero, an iconic master of the classical guitar.

Elvis Home Movies
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Elvis Home Movies

Smooth/Arts January 12, 2019

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Lost and forgotten in a closet for decades, this rare 8mm colour home movie footage is a treasure for every Elvis fan. Dating back to the summer of 1956 when Elvis was ...

Lost and forgotten in a closet for decades, this rare 8mm colour home movie footage is a treasure for every Elvis fan. Dating back to the summer of 1956 when Elvis was relatively unknown, this is the oldest home movie of Elvis Presley.

BalletBoyz: Strictly Bolshoi
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BalletBoyz: Strictly Bolshoi

Smooth/Arts January 14, 2019

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Intimate and thrilling film that follows the world's most sought-after ballet choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, as he becomes the first Englishman to be invited to create a ...

Intimate and thrilling film that follows the world's most sought-after ballet choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, as he becomes the first Englishman to be invited to create a new work for the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

The Dream Factory
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The Dream Factory

ABC November 30, 2017

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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.

Hairspray Live!
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Hairspray Live!

SBS December 10, 2016

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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.

Sunday Arts
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Sunday Arts

ABC November 15, 2009

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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.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital
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Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

SBS April 24, 2017

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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.

Romeo and Juliet: Ballet by John Cranko after William Shakespeare
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Romeo and Juliet: Ballet by John Cranko after William Shakespeare

Smooth/Arts January 7, 2019

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Fifty-five years after its premiere, the Stuttgart Ballet revisits John Cranko's legendary Romeo and Juliet the very choreography which laid the foundations for the "Stuttgart ...

Fifty-five years after its premiere, the Stuttgart Ballet revisits John Cranko's legendary Romeo and Juliet the very choreography which laid the foundations for the "Stuttgart ballet miracle", the company's meteoric rise to fame. In this anniversary performance of the stunning, timeless production, experienced Cranko-performers and highly talented young dancers share the stage to tell the most famous love story of all time.

A Boy Called Alex
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A Boy Called Alex

ABC2 April 4, 2010

Personal and social capability

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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.

Peter Sculthorpe: There's No Time
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Peter Sculthorpe: There's No Time

ABC August 17, 2014

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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.

Prokofiev: Symphony No.7
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Prokofiev: Symphony No.7

Arts September 4, 2017

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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.

Anna Karenina: A Ballet in Two Acts
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Anna Karenina: A Ballet in Two Acts

Foxtel Arts February 20, 2017

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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.