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10 fascinating facts about André Rieu

André Rieu has long been enchanting audiences worldwide. He’s the ‘King of Waltz’, on a mission to bring the romance back to classical music. Starting at 8pm tonight, STUDIO’s brand new 10-part series André Rieu: Welcome To My World will explore André’s life as he leads his orchestra in a series of concerts, taking you across…

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WIN an intimate meet and greet with Andre Rieu in Sydney (COMP CLOSED)

Want to meet violin virtuoso André Rieu? Well this is your chance. Rieu has sold over 32 million albums globally has broken countless classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year. Now, the world’s most beloved violinist is set to visit Sydney on an upcoming Australia tour, and…

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In Search of Mozart

Tuesday 12 June , 9.30pm

The first ever major documentary on the life and music of Mozart, this two-part series is told along a 25,000 mile journey that follows every step of the composer’s life. Narrated by the award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson, it was produced in association with the world’s leading opera houses, orchestras and musicians. Featuring stunning performances of…

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James Rhodes – Piano Man

Wednesday 30 May, 6.00pm

With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James is not your typical concert pianist. But with his passion and rock-star aura, he’s bringing new audiences to classical piano. In Piano Man, James plays the music of his favourite composers, including Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. In this highly personal collection, James explains how…

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STUDIO PRESENTS Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata

Monday 30 April, 8.40pm

On Monday 30 April at 8.40pm STUDIO PRESENTS the most anticipated opera event of the year – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata. Performed on the shimmering waters of Sydney Harbour, a specially built floating stage is set against the spectacular Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This monumental production features a full…

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Down in the Dumps? 5 Unique Places To See Classical Music

In 2007 the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed a recital in a most unusual venue– a London rubbish dump. The beautiful music of Elgar would be heard amongst the scrap metal, bin bags and shrieking gulls. The orchestra  even used instruments made from the junk. One played a violin with an artificial leg, and the other…

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Chamber Music in the City

Wednesdays, 7pm

This stunning series features vibrant fine music performances recorded at Melbourne’s most iconic locations. Filmed in July 2011, it features the talented entrants to the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, a contest which showcases the best young piano trios and string quartets from around the world. Held every four years, the players are all under…

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The Pavarotti Tribute Concert

Saturday 8 October , 8.30pm

Filmed live at Jordan’s spectacular ancient city of Petra, this star-studded memorial concert was held to commemorate the first anniversary of the great Italian tenor’s death. An all-star cast of guests including , Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu and Sting join the Prague Philharmonic and conductor Eugene Kohn for what is a joyous celebration of the…

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Placido Domingo: My Greatest Roles

Tuesday 4 October , 8.45pm

Placido Domingo is one of the greatest operatic tenors in history. This compelling documentary delves into the life and times of the musical genius and tells his remarkable story in his own words. Domingo’s passion for his art is palpable as he beautifully articulates his inspirations and depth of feeling for his favourite compositions. The…

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Watch: Graeme Murphy choreographs Romeo & Juliet

How is Graeme Murphy revitalising the world’s best known love story into a fresh new retelling? In the lead-up to the world premiere of The Australian Ballet’s new production of Romeo & Juliet, step behind the curtain and into the studio as Graeme Murphy works with the dancers to choreograph each elegant step. In this…

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