The Opera is Giuseppe Verdi's La Forza del Destino, a new production from the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Maurizio Arena and directed by John Copley, with a world-renowned cast featuring opera stars Stefka Evstatieva, Allan Monk, Judith Forst and Ernesto Veronelli. Combining behind-the-scenes footage, beginning with the initial chorus rehearsals, with the set, timing and scheduling, costumes, music, staging rehearsals and on to the final spectacular production, this documentary film tells the complete story, from humble beginnings to the magnificent performance.
The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
After their father (Tim Robbins) is called into work, two young boys, Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), and told they must stay inside.
Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the year 2019. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet.
Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer. Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators.
While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
Have you watched Making Opera: La Forza del Destino yet? What did you think about it?