Dvorak, Gershwin and Wagner take stage for New York Philharmonic's North Korean concert. watch
In Mexico, a stripper teams up with a seedy American expatriate to search for a stolen fortune. So-so story helped by its stars.
Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world’s most controversial composer, but can he salvage Richard Wagner’s music from its dark associations with anti-Semitism and Hitler?
Fry’s quest begins in southern Germany where he is granted unique access to Bayreuth’s legendary annual Wagner festival. In Switzerland he discovers the origins of Wagner’s masterpiece The Ring. In Bavaria he marvels at the fairytale castle inspired by Wagner’s music, and in St Petersburg learns why Wagner fascinated Russian audiences.
But Fry also confronts the composer’s dark side. In Nuremberg he investigates how Hitler appropriated Wagner’s music, and in London meets a cellist who played in the prisoners’ orchestra at Auschwitz - where some of Fry’s relatives died. What will she think of his passion for Hitler’s favorite artist?
Animated by Fry’s trademark wit and intelligence and featuring a soundtrack of Wagner’s extraordinary music, “Wagner & Me” is a provocative yet enjoyable exploration of the life and legacy of one of history’s great geniuses.
Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) quarterback Richard Wagner competes at the Elite 11 Los Angeles regional in Santa Monica, Calif.
Highly acclaimed vignette style biography of the renowned and idiosyncratic Canadian pianist. Astounding.
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Director Francois Girard explores the life of legendary pianist Glenn Gould in 32 vignettes – each a variation on a theme of the Gould phenomenon, resulting in a biographical mosaic of a film deftly capturing the artist’s uniquely personal journey.
Everything is set for the rehearsal. Nothing can go wrong. Then, in the grandest of entrances, she walks in. She is international star Karin Anderson (Glenn Close). Her arrival adds to conductor Zoltan Szanto's daily damage control within Opera Europa ("where you can be misunderstood in six different languages"). She and the married maestro soon begin a passionate affair. Life may imitate art. But love and the lunacy it inspires have no rehearsals. Karin and frazzled Zoltan (Niels Arestrup) must figure things out as they go. David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) produces, Istva´n Szabo´ (Mephisto) directs and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's singing voice adorns this comedy of life, love, art and happiness - pursued not in that order but all at once. Romantic comedy at its finest, Meeting Venus is destined for curtain calls!
Everything is set for the rehearsal. Nothing can go wrong. Then, in the grandest of entrances, she walks in. She is international star Karin Anderson. Her arrival adds to conductor Zoltan Szanto's daily damage control within Opera Europa. She and the married maestro soon begin a passionate affair. Life may imitate art. But love and the lunacy it inspires have no rehearsals. Karin and frazzled Zoltan must figure things out as they go. Romantic comedy at its finest!
Imagine that ten of the world's most well-known, highly regarded film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision. Aria is that history-making film. Sexy, violent, thought-provoking and funny, here is the movie critics raved about, audiences flocked to see, and no one could stop talking about. Includes Bridget Fonda's electrifying erotic film debut, and a revealing and breathtaking preformance from supermodel Elizabeth Hurley.
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