New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts.

Gene Kelly : anatomy of a dancer.

Warner Home Video, 2002

Warner Home Video, 2002

 

Shrek the musical : original Broadway Cast : music by Jeanine Tesori ; book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Radical Media, [2013]

DreamWorks Animation, Radical Media, 2013

Peter Grimes : on Aldeburgh beach by Benjamin Britten.

Arthaus Musik GmbH, [2013]

Arthaus Musik GmbH, [2013]

The reef by Richard Tognetti, Jon Frank, Mick Sowry and Iain Grandage.

ABC, 2013

ABC, 2013

In musical theatre there is the highly acclaimed Shrek the musical, based on the smash-hit movie and featuring the original Broadway cast.  Marina Prior Live features the music theatre star performing recently at Glasshouse, Port MacQuarie.  Her Australian concert tour arrives at the Arts Centre this weekend.

Australian classical and orchestral themes are explored in The Reef co-written by conductor Richard Tognetti and featuring the great Australian Chamber Orchestra; Seashore Classics combine Australian seascapes with beautiful classical pieces performed by notable Australian soloists, orchestras and conductors.

In opera there is a performance of Benjamin Brittens’ opera Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, and a revival of Lauro Rossi’s Cleopatra filmed at the 2008 Macerata Sferisterio Festival, Italy.  Hollywood film legends Gene Kelly and Judy Garland feature in two releases and local artist and dancer, Vali Myers, is the subject of two film by Ruth Cullen.

Marina Prior live.

Ambition Music Group ; Distributed by Fanfare Records, 2013

Ambition Music Group ; Distributed by Fanfare Records, 2013

 

Seashore classics.

ABC, 2013

ABC, 2013

 

The Judy Garland Show collection.

Infinity Entertainment, [2009]

Infinity Entertainment, [2009]

Vali Myers : the tightrope dancer & painted lady : 2 films by Ruth Cullen.

Ruth Cullen, 2005

Ruth Cullen, 2005

These & further DVD titles, as well as other audiovisual material can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue, for playing on audiovisual equipment in Arts during opening hours.

Cleopatra by Lauro Rossi.

Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2008

Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2008

Cleopatra can be viewed online via the Naxos Video Library, which you can enjoy from home if you’re a registered Victorian member of the State Library.

 

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