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Dance & Opera

Placido Domingo in Great Arias with Placido Domingo & Friends
Placido Domingo
Bill T. Jones in Dancing To The Promised Land
Bill T. Jones

VIEW Video's collection of Dance & Opera DVDs showcase the finest in ballet, modern dance and opera video. Our award winning dance releases include timeless performances by superstar ballet companies such as the Bolshoi, Kirov, Moiseyev and Paris Opera Ballets, modern ballet star Bill T. Jones, a pair of DVDs focusing on the sensual delights of Tango, as well as Ballroom Dance and much more.

Our Opera DVDs feature classic operas by Verdi, Mozart and operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan, starring illustrious performers such as Placido Domingo, Barbara Hendricks, the D'Oyly Carte Singers, Tito Gobbi and Mario Del Monaco.


       What do the critics say about our Dance & Opera DVDs?

Moiseyev Ballet in A Gala Evening
Moiseyev Dance Company

"A triumph... the energy and polish of the exceptionally gifted generation of dancers is now on VIEW."- The New York Times

"...balletomanes will relish the opportunity to see these dancers... Recommended" The Washington Post


"Amazing...executed with dazzling control, taste and sensitivity" - Los Angeles Times


"Quite simply, Making Opera is breathtaking." Cinema Canada

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Children’s Cultural Collection is a DVD film series that introduces kids to Ballet & Opera with interpretations of Cinderella, Swan Lake, Alice in Wonderland, original fairytale Daisy & Her Garden, Hansel & Gretel, & Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
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The Abduction from the Seraglio
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The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart’s classic opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, is vibrantly interpreted on this DVD directed by Harry Kupfer. Performed in German by the Dresden State Opera Company, the film celebrates the triumphant originality of the opera masterpiece.
La Cenerentola
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La Cenerentola
This acclaimed film pairs the composer Gioachino Rossini’s retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale with the theatrical panache and lush voice of Italian mezzo-soprano opera star Fedora Barbieri. Sung in Italian with English narration between arias.
La Favorita
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La Favorita
This Feature Film version of Donizetti’s classic opera showcases Sophia Loren in one if her first starring roles. Along with the voices of La Scala and the Rome Opera stars, Loren and her cohorts transform the classic opera into a picturesque DVD.
The Legend of Tsar Saltan
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The Legend of Tsar Saltan
A Russian Opera Masterpiece by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, this Opera DVD features the Dresden State Opera & the famed Flight of the Bumble Bee. This imaginative opera & production serves as an archetypal example of the classic Russian opera style.
Opera Legends: Nicolai Ghiaurov - Tribute to a Great Basso
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Opera Legends: Nicolai Ghiaurov - Tribute to a Great Basso
This DVD celebrates Nicolai Ghiaurov’s magnificent operatic career & his stirring Bass singing voice on the occasion of his 50th Anniversary Concert. This opera film on DVD also features Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Herbert Von Karajan, & more.
Ballet Legends: The Kirov's Ninel Kurgapkina
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Ballet Legends: The Kirov's Ninel Kurgapkina
This gala performance on DVD honors the incomparable Ninel Kurgapkina. Experience the ballerina in all her glory, dancing with other stars from the Kirov Opera Ballet in scenes from important operas such as Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, and Sleeping Beauty.
The Magic Flute
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The Magic Flute
Mixing German folk elements with subtle French orchestrations, and raucous Italian wit with spoken dialogue and cosmopolitan style, this opera showcases Mozart’s curious blend of sophistication and earthy humor.
Bolshoi Ballet: Les Sylphides
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Bolshoi Ballet: Les Sylphides
This beautiful DVD version of Les Sylphides, performed by Moscows Bolshoi Ballet Company to the music of Frederic Chopin, stands as a testament to their dramatic and elegant style of dance and captures the timeless and enduring charm of the Bolshoi.
Tango
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Tango
The Geneva Grand Theatre Ballet creates a stunning DVD of the vibrant rhythms of the Argentine Tango. Choreographer Oscar Araiz (from the Joffrey Ballet and National Ballet of Canada) uses Tango’s music, rhythms & movements to create 12 seductive dances.
Kirov Stars: Shakespeare Dance Trilogy
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Kirov Stars: Shakespeare Dance Trilogy
Three of William Shakespeare’s immortal dramas (Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, & Othello) are interpreted in this trilogy of one-act ballets on DVD, danced by the stars of the Kirov Ballet Company (starring Svetlana Semenova) & choreographed by Jose Limon.
Champion Acrobats of China: Flying Lotus
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Champion Acrobats of China: Flying Lotus
Perfect Coordination and balance, Uninhibited grace, harmonious tranquility, Skill and daring. These are the hallmarks of their craft. The very ease of their seemingly effortless performances is proof of the years of dedication and perseverance that...
Champion Acrobats of China: Steel Silk
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Champion Acrobats of China: Steel Silk
These are the hallmarks of their craft. The very ease of their seemingly effortless performances is proof of the years of dedication and perseverance that goes into their training, resulting in a flowing picture a marvel of mechanics
Paris Opera Ballet: Seven Ballets
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Paris Opera Ballet: Seven Ballets
This DVD of seven original dances by the Paris Opera Ballet Company (featuring Sylvie Guillem, Patrick Dupond, Noella Pontois & choreographed by Marius Petipa & Norbert Schmucki) is set to music from composers such as Tchaikovsky, Sibelius & Saint Saens.
Paris Opera Ballet: Six Ballets
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Paris Opera Ballet: Six Ballets
The Paris Opera Ballet Company’s Patrick Dupond, Claude DeVulpian and Noëlla Pontois, the epitome of French ballerinas, highlight this DVD that features music by composers such as Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Meyerbeer, and is sure impress Ballet fans.
Bolshoi Soloists Classique
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Bolshoi Soloists Classique
In a testament to the Bolshoi Ballet legacy, this DVD features the grace, beauty, and control of Nina Timofeyeva and Mikhail Lavrosky, son of the renowned Leonid Lavrosky, and features the enduring music of Gershwin, Saint-Saens, Albinoni and Adam.
Kirov Ballet: Classic Ballet Night
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Kirov Ballet: Classic Ballet Night
An evening with the stars of Russia’s Kirov Ballet Company showcasing the most famous dances of the Classic Repertory. The DVD features Russian ballerinas Irina Kolpakova, Gabriela Komleva, Alla Sizova, & Galina Mezentseva, & dancer Sergei Berezhnoi.
Cinderella Ballet (with Music by Sergei Prokofiev)
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Cinderella Ballet (with Music by Sergei Prokofiev)
In this Ballet adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale by the Berlin Comic Opera Ballet Company (choreographed by Tom Schilling), prima ballerina Hannelore Bey dances the title role with alluring grace while Roland Gatwick impresses as the Prince.
Alice In Wonderland: A Dance Fantasy
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Alice In Wonderland: A Dance Fantasy
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carrolls fairytale, has captured the childrens imagination for over 125 years. Now Alice, Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, & the Queen of Hearts come to life in this Balletic Modern Dance DVD by the Prague Chamber Ballet Company.
The Swan Lake Story: A Dance Fantasy
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The Swan Lake Story: A Dance Fantasy
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is one of the most popular ballets of all time. In this charming adaptation, seen on the Disney Channel, the ballet is vividly recreated especially to introduce children to the world of dance. Music from the London Philharmonic.
Cinderella: A Dance Fantasy
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Cinderella: A Dance Fantasy
Set to music from Sergei Prokofiev, this adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale is a charming ballet, impeccably danced by the Berlin Comic Opera Ballet Company (choreographed by Tom Schilling). This DVD is a perfect introduction to the world of dance.
Mozart's Magic Flute Story: An Opera Fantasy
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Mozart's Magic Flute Story: An Opera Fantasy
This wonderful interpretation of Mozart’s classic opera on DVD is sure to delight the whole family. Narrated in English with the arias sung in the original German, the film features music from The Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Gert Bahner.
Daisy And Her Garden: A Dance Fantasy
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Daisy And Her Garden: A Dance Fantasy
This original fairy tale combines ballet, dance, mime, music, poetry, glorious sets and colorful costumes into a magical introduction for children to the performing arts. This imaginative DVD tells the tale of young Daisy and her enchanted garden.
Hansel & Gretel: An Opera Fantasy
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Hansel & Gretel: An Opera Fantasy
This DVD, comparable only to Disney’s Fantasia, features stop-action animation and hand-sculpted Kinemen dolls (a precursor to claymation). Set to Englebert Humperdinck’s classic opera, sung by Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, the film’s score won a Grammy.
Ballroom Dancing: The International Championships
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Ballroom Dancing: The International Championships
The spirit of Ballroom Dance is captured in this DVD. The world’s top-ranked ballroom dancer (such as professional world champions Donnie Burns, Marcus Hilton, Gaynor Fairweather, & Karen Hilton) go head to head in the Latin & Modern dance Competitions.
Great Arias with Placido Domingo and Friends
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Great Arias with Placido Domingo and Friends
This concert DVD by opera superstar Placido Domingo features the recently deceased legend Shirley Verrett, Simon Estes, Barbara Hendricks & others performing the arias of Puccini & Verdi, live from UNESCO in Paris, to benefit refugees around the world.
La Scala: A Documentary of Performances
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La Scala: A Documentary of Performances
This documentary film chronicles the history and famous performances of Milan’s “Teatro alla Scala” (La Scala), the world’s most famous theatre and opera house. The film features Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi, Arturo Toscanini & much more.
Rigoletto
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Rigoletto
This DVD version of Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera in the trilogy that includes Il Trovatore & La Traviata, is one of the most popular operas of all time. Hear Mario Del Monaco unforgettable vocal performances & the legendary Tito Gobbi...
Verdi: The King of Melody
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Verdi: The King of Melody
This DVD biopic explores the life of operatic composer Guiseppe Verdi, against a background of the 19th Century’s greatest operas & arias such as Rigoletto, La Traviata, Otelo, Aida, Il Trovatore, & Nabucco, sung by Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi & others
Making Opera: The Creation of Verdi's La Forza Del Destino
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Making Opera: The Creation of Verdi's La Forza Del Destino
As seen on TV, this revealing DVD documentary follows the Canadian Opera Company day-to-day process of staging a grand opera (Verdi’s La Forza del Destino with Stefka Evstatieva, Allan Monk, & others) from the earliest rehearsals to the final performance.
Moiseyev Dance Company: A Gala Evening
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Moiseyev Dance Company: A Gala Evening
Live on DVD from Congress Hall in Moscow, the Moiseyev Dance Company’s repertoire expands on Russia’s impressive Ballet history, adding character and folk dances from all the Soviet regions. Established by Igor Moiseyev, formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet…
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