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Bachar Mar-Khalifé & Bojan Z Live at Jazz à la Villette 2021

They have known each other for fifteen years, Bachar Mar-Khalifé was a percussionist and crossed paths with Bojan Z during studio sessions that gave birth to his first album in 2010 “Oil Slick”. Thereafter, they take different artistic paths, the Lebanese pianist, Bachar Mar-Khalifé, mixes his electro-acoustic signature with oriental melodies while the Serbian pianist, Bojan Z, draws from his native influences. This edition of the Jazz à la Villette festival marks their reunion for an original creation based on their respective compositions and the challenge of dusting off traditional repertoires from the Balkans and the Middle East!

Genre: Jazz
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 51′
Format: 4K

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Shai Maestro Live at Jazz à la Villette 2021

It’s hard not to recall that it was with double bassist Avishai Cohen that Shai Maestro was revealed to jazz fans around the world over a decade ago – especially since the two musicians have recently reunited, along with drummer Mark Giuliana, for various revivals of this legendary trio.

But Shai Maestro’s solo career is already long and full. Since 2012 and his first album as a leader, the Israeli pianist, a New Yorker by adoption, has seen his trio evolve with the departure of Ziv Ravitz and the arrival of Ofri Nehemya in 2018, a year of all novelties since Shai also signed his first album for the ECM label. The imprint of the artistic director and producer Manfred Eicher is even more evident on Human, published in 2020: a quartet record (with the arrival of Philip Dizack on trumpet), more contemplative, darker too, which partly abandons the oriental melismas that have defined the pianist’s melodic style until now. A repertoire of great subtlety that explores new musical domains, with mastery. The musician is on the Jazz à la Villette stage for a subtle and contemplative exploration.

Genre: Jazz
Director: David Unger
Duration: 42′
Format: 4K

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Makaya McCraven Live at La Rochelle Jazz Festival 2021

Drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the file leaders of the new American jazz scene. A fascinating drummer with a rich and precise rhythmic pattern, the young Chicago drummer propels us into a current, prescriptive musical work punctuated by beautiful hip hop sounds.

Makaya McCraven has been a hot commodity in jazz circles for some time now. Downbeat Magazine calls him “exceptional on the drums” and Chicago Reader describes him as “one of Chicago’s most versatile and sought-after drummers”. Considered the best hope of the new American jazz scene, he received media acclaim with his album, “Universal Beings”. An elegant and accomplished double album released on the pioneering International Anthem label, in which he invites all the actors of this new international jazz scene to search with him for the absolute “beat”.

Makaya’s latest project “We’re New Again”, a reinvention of Gil Scott-Heron’s mythical album “I’m New Again”, was released on the XL Recordings label in February 2020, and is described as an inventive and cosmopolitan rewriting of samples and echoes of the present, placing McCraven as a jazz prophet of his time. A new release is scheduled for fall 2021 on the Blue Note label.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Valentine Gautier
Duration: 64′
Format: HD

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SUPER DIVA – Opera for everyone

Portuguese Soprano Catarina Molder and Super Diva bring opera to everyone! Promising an irresistible “adrenaline fueled” journey to the overwhelming world of opera, Super Diva TV series unveils 13 great operas, their plot, characters and context, highlights from iconic productions, and interviews with the major opera artists of our time.

Super Diva wants to continue democratizing this total art form and does so being sure of one thing: opera will continue to win over new devotees!

Featuring:

  • 13 great operas
  • 13 great guests
  • 13 great opera productions and much more exciting opera experiences!

Episodes

01 THE MAGIC FLUTE Mozart

02 MACBETH Verdi

03 L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA Monteverdi

04 CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Mascagni

05 FIDELIO Beethoven

06 NORMA Bellini

07 OTELLO Verdi

08 CARMEN Bizet

09 FAUST Gounod

10 TOSCA Puccini

11 LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Verdi

12 TURANDOT Puccini

13 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Wagner

 

Genre: Opera
Director: Catarina Molder
Duration: 13×50′
Format: HD

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The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Singspiel in two acts
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, based on the tale Lulu from Wieland’s Dschinnistan oriental tales

Having escaped from the clutches of a giant snake, Prince Tamino is given an enchanted flute by three ladies in the pay of the Queen of the Night. With his companion, the birdwatcher Papageno, he sets out to find the princess Pamina, prisoner of the High Priest Sarastro and his mysterious rites of passage. But appearances are deceiving and our adventurers of fortune will have to learn to distinguish between good and evil, shadow and light, sun and night.

Heir to the Enlightenment, Mozart dreamed of composing a work that would please both scholars and valets: like this flute capable of charming the animals of the forest. From the electrifying overture to the curtain call, his music pursues its goal: to make the Earth like Heaven and humans equal to the gods. A goal that it finally achieves: during the final chorus, the composer succeeds in creating a musical utopia. The Magic Flute then crosses the night and, 230 years later, continues to enlighten our world

Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra national de Lorraine
First performed on September 30, 1791 at the Theater an der Wien

Stage director: Anna Bernreitner
Music director: Bas Wiegers
TV Director: Jérémie Cuvillier
Duration: 165′
Genre: Opera

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Tour of the World of Saint-Saëns

Fervent defenders of Saint-Saëns’ music, Les Siècles orchestra and François-Xavier Roth have teamed up with two great French soloists, violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Bertrand Chamayou, for a journey through the multiple works of the Romantic composer, whose death is being celebrated in 2021.

Some works will be recorded for the first time, such as ” Waltz ” from “ The Silver Bell“, of which there is no recording in the world.

PROGRAM
The Youth of Hercules
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Phaéton
Havanaise
Africa
The Spinning Wheel of Omphale
Piano Concerto No. 5 “Egyptian” – Andante
The Silver Bell – Waltz
Danse Macabre

Genre: Classical
Director: Colin Laurent
Duration: 90′
Format: HD

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