Celebration: 40 Years of Opera Australia

Celebration: 40 Years of Opera Australia

Director: Peter Butler Cast: Joan Sutherland, Donald Smith, John Shaw

DVD (Black & White)

Overview

As the title indicates, this release pays homage to the longstanding collaborative relationship between Opera Australia and ABC Television. The program in question features two elements that are intercut throughout: vintage performance extracts (culled from four decades of productions at the Sydney Opera House, and starring such notables as Dame Joan Sutherland, Yvonne Kenny and Jeffrey Black) and extracts from a contemporary event, shot in 1996, in which 220 such individuals associated with Opera Australia take the stage in commemoration and celebration of that institution's history.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2008
UPC: 0032031434691
Original Release: 1996
Rating: NR
Source: Kultur Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:29:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Celebration: 40 Years of Australian Opera
1. Introduction [3:23]
2. Members of the Original Company [3:26]
3. History of the Australian Opera [4:16]
4. Dame Nellie Melba [2:15]
5. Television and the Opera [3:23]
6. The National Company's First Season [7:11]
7. The Second Season [1:45]
8. Joan Hammond and John Shaw [3:43]
9. The Third Season [1:02]
10. Ronald Dowd [3:12]
11. Works By Wagner [3:26]
12. Formation of a Permanent Company [5:49]
13. The Sutherland-Williamson Tour [5:38]
14. The Company in the Late 60's [4:29]
15. The Sydney Opera House [2:43]
16. The Richard Bonynge Years [8:48]
17. Television Studio Productions [6:00]
18. The Company of Today [5:35]
19. Australian Operas [8:57]
20. 40th Anniversary Gala [3:58]

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