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.
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.
Daniel Barenboim is a political and pop culture icon who conducts some of the world's most famous orchestras. This special follows his concert series, Beethoven For All, where he travels the world bringing Beethoven's music to the masses.
If ever there was a love story to break your heart, Puccini's opera La boheme is it. La boheme ranks with Madama Butterfly as the most frequently performed opera today. In spite of its popularity it is, in its own way, revolutionary, taking the spotlight off the kings, queens, warriors and heroes of 19th century opera to focus on more realistic subjects.
From Kaliste in the Czech Republic, the music world celebrates one of the greatest composers ever, Gustav Mahler. On the occasion of his 150th birthday, the renowned Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Austrian maestro Manfred Honeck, commemorates the composer with an outdoor concert.
Milos Karadaglic is a classical guitarist who has established himself as one of today's most gifted young guitar virtuosos. This film follows Milos around Montenegro where he was born and grew up, and in London where he now lives. It is a portrait of the young musician and his journey, exploring his life and memories, along with his exquisite performances.
Only 17 years old, and much under the influence of Richard Wagner, Giacomo Puccini wrote his first and only purely symphonic work.
Six works written expressly for the clarinet are performed by Alan Vivian (clarinet), David Pereira (cello), Alan Hicks and Katherine Day (piano).
A vivid illustration of surreal British wit and imagination, the Beatles' iconic 1967 self-directed film, Magical Mystery Tour, has been painstakingly restored and re-mastered for a new generation of television audiences to enjoy.
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.
First staged at Sadler's Wells in London in 1995, Bourne's acclaimed version of Swan Lake is famous for having the swans danced by men rather than women. The ballet has been hugely successful and won many prestigious awards.
The Reef is a fusion of powerful live music featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) artistic director and lead violinist Richard Tognetti with members of the ACO and ACO2, Mark Atkins (didgeridoo) and Steve Pigram. The musical performance is accompanied by breathtaking ocean footage projected onto the big screen created by renowned surf cinematographer Jon Frank and film director Mick Sowry, and features the skills of Australian professional finless surfer Derek Hynd. Delving into the links between surfing, the ocean, landscape, community and music, The Reef was created during an artist residency at Gnaraloo - the beginning of the Ningaloo Reef - in northern Western Australia during May 2012.
A time capsule of memories and wow moments are created in the 2012 Creative Generation Schools Spectacular - an entertaining 90 minutes of song, dance, drama, music and production.
Join 3600 talented singers and dancers, and musicians aged 5 to 18, from NSW public schools, as they take over Sydney's Entertainment Centre to present a school musical extravaganza of epic proportions.
Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam selects key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier is a celebration of equal temperature, the tuning wherein each of the major and minor keys can be played without too many 'out-of-tune' chords.
In this animated film, director Georges Schwizgebel masterfully sweeps us into another world through music and movement, breaking down the boundaries between desire and reality.
Is it possible for professional musicians to make beautiful sounds out of garbage? This program aims to find out. For the first time ever, an entire orchestra of 44 instruments will be built from just scrap.
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.