The Opus Arte Blu-ray catalog contains many outstanding offerings from the worlds of opera, ballet and theater mounted in some of the world’s great venues: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, De Nederlandse Opera and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, to name a few. The Blu-Ray Experience II has something to please just about everyone: the operaphile (9 selections), the balletomane (4 dances), and the theater buff (1 scene). Even better, it samples both familiar works (the big three Mozart operas, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Puccini’s La Boheme) with unfamiliar ones (Cavalli’s Ercole Amante, Henze’s Undine, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen). With a running time of 54 minutes, most of the selections are brief but long enough to convey the essence of what the full productions would offer.
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Teacher Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.
Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.
This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.
A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.