Films

Collections: Axiom Arts

Becoming Traviata

Director: Philippe Béziat

Cast Summary: Natalie Dessay, Jean-Francois Sivadier, Louis Langrée, Charles Castronovo, Adelina Scarabelli, Ludovic Tézier


An intimate and fascinating documentary that invites you to go behind the curtains of one of the world’s greatest operas, Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. Director Philippe Béziat offers a rare glimpse into the creative process of renowned singers and musicians as they collaborate to produce a contemporary re-telling of this classic opera at the prestigious Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France.

Don Giovanni (Juan)

Director: Kasper Holten

Cast Summary: Christopher Maltman, Mikhail Petrenko, Maria Bengtsson, Elizabeth Futral, Katija Dragojevic, Eric Halfvarson, Peter Lodahl, Ludvig Lindström


A truly unique filmed version of Mozart’s famous opera and the debut feature film of leading director Kasper Holten (Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), starring Christopher Maltman in the title role.

In The Spirit of Diaghilev

Director: Deborah May

Cast Summary: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Javier De Frutos, Russell Maliphant, Wayne McGregor


Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, Sadler’s Wells commissioned four of today’s leading and acclaimed choreographers to create one work each honouring the legacy of impresario Sergei Diaghilev. IN THE SPIRIT OF DIAGHILEV features Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun, Russell Maliphant’s AfterLight (Part One), Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1909 and the controversial Eternal Damnation to Sancho and Sanchez by Javier De Frutos.

La Bohème

Director: Robert Dornhelm

Cast Summary: Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, George Von Bergen, Nicole Cabell


Giacomo Puccini's immortal opera in a big budget feature-film version directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm, starring the opera world's dream team, soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Rolando Villazon. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra plays under Bertrand de Billy.

Sacred Monsters

Director: Deborah May

Cast Summary:

Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem


This major work brings together two of today's pre-eminent dance talents, AKRAM KHAN, world renowned for developing his own 'contemporary Kathak' style, and international superstar SYLVIE GUILLEM, as they explore the dynamics and language of two great classical dance forms, kathak and ballet.

Sutra

Director: Deborah May

Cast Summary: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui


Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI, in collaboration with Turner Prize winning artist ANTONY GORMLEY, presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks.

Tosca

Director: Benoit Jacquot

Cast Summary: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi


Official Selection at Venice Film Festival, Puccini’s acclaimed TOSCA is brought to the screen by director Benoit Jacquot, starring world-renowned opera stars Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and Ruggero Raimondi.

Trip to Asia

Director: Thomas Grube

Cast Summary: Sir Simon Rattle, The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


Documenting THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’s tour of Asia, including their first performance in China since 1979, THOMAS GRUBE’s extraordinary film offers privileged access to one of the world’s premiere orchestras and the 126 musicians — all masters of their craft — that make up this unique self governing institution.

Zero Degrees

Director: Deborah May

Cast Summary: Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui


ZERO DEGREES is a remarkable collaboration between four of today's most respected artists: Moroccan-Flemish choreographer SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI, AKRAM KHAN, world renowned for developing his own 'contemporary Kathak' style, Mercury Award winning composer/producer NITIN SAWHNEY and Turner Prize winning artist ANTONY GORMLEY.
 
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