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Producer (feature film)

1.
Audition, The (2009)
Aspiring tenors, baritones and sopranos vie for glory on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
2.
Voices From a Locked Room (1995) as Executive Producer
The true story of reclusive British composer Peter Warlock who is mercilessly panned by haughty London Journal theatre critic Philip Heseltine, who accuses the rising young composer of stealing his ideas from others. Heseltine later becomes involved with an American chanteuse who, in her attempts to
3.
Vladimir Horowitz, The Last Romantic (1985) as Executive Producer

Music (feature film)

4.
Fantasia 2000 (1999) as Executive Music Producer
Walt Disney's dream of creating a "concert film" with a perpetually changing musical repertoire is at last realized with the debut of the animated extravaganza, "Fantasia/2000." The film introduces seven spectacular new animated sequences set to the music of the masters and spotlights the return of

Special Thanks (feature film)

5.
Man Who Cried, The (2000) as Special Thanks
A young gypsy finds love while travelling from Russia to America, in search of her father.
6.
Love's Labour's Lost (2000) as Special Thanks
A group of kings become distraught when their plan to give up women for three years is spoiled by the intordution of a beautiful new princess and her friends.

Director (special)

7.
Wagner Gala, The (1995) as Director
Performance of selections from operas by Richard Wagner.
8.
Abbado in Berlin: The First Year (1992) as Director
A special about the Berlin Philharmonic and its new conductor Claudio Abbado, who leads the orchestra in a performance of Mahler's First Symphony.
9.
Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia (1991) as Director
A documentary about Soviet cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. After leaving the U.S.S.R., stripped of his citizenship, he was allowed to return to his native land under the protection of the policy of glasnost.
10.
Von Karajan's Salzburg (1988) as Director
A "Great Performances" presentation which follows conductor Herbert von Karajan through five weeks of preparation and performances during Europe's 1987 Salzburg Festival. The program captures the maestro discussing his life and work backstage and rehearsing the Vienna Philharmonic for their perform

Writer (special)

11.
Abbado in Berlin: The First Year (1992) as Writer
A special about the Berlin Philharmonic and its new conductor Claudio Abbado, who leads the orchestra in a performance of Mahler's First Symphony.

Producer (special)

12.
Recording "The Producers": A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks (2001) as Executive Producer
Documentary that captures the behind-the-scenes story of the full-day cast-album recording session as the company lays down the score Mel Brooks expanded from his 1968 film "The Producers." The entire cast is on hand, led by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, plus director Susan Stroman and writer/c
13.
Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite From Central Park (2001) as Executive Producer
Violinist Joshua Bell pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" in New York City's Central Park. Under the baton of conductor William Eddins, the New York Philharmonic accompanies Bell in a new suite based on some of the musical theater's most enduring melodies. Broadway's Kristin Chenow
14.
Recording "The Producers": A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks (2001) as Producer
Documentary that captures the behind-the-scenes story of the full-day cast-album recording session as the company lays down the score Mel Brooks expanded from his 1968 film "The Producers." The entire cast is on hand, led by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, plus director Susan Stroman and writer/c
15.
Three Tenors Christmas, The (2000) as Executive Producer
In a concert taped in December 1999 at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti sing holiday favorites.
16.
Charlotte Church: Voice of an Angel (1999) as Executive Producer
Concert special featuring 13-year-old classical vocalist Charlotte Church in her first solo performance.
17.
Bobby McFerrin: Loosely Mozart -- The New Innovators of Classical Music (1996) as Executive Producer
Special features improvised performances of Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and new classical compositions inspired by Appalachian folk tunes. Bobby McFerrin conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke's in this concert.
18.
Marsalis on Music (1995) as Executive Producer
Series for young people in which trumpet virtuoso and composer Wynton Marsalis teaches the fundamentals of classical music and jazz.
19.
Wagner Gala, The (1995) as Executive Producer
Performance of selections from operas by Richard Wagner.
20.
Accent on the Offbeat (1995) as Producer
Performance documentary observing young jazz master Wynton Marsalis and choreographer Peter Martins as they work together to create a new jazz dance for the New York City Ballet, "Jazz (Six Syncopated Movements)."
21.
Vladimir Horowitz: A Reminiscence (1994) as Executive Producer
Life of pianist Vladimir Horowitz through concert performances and documentary footage.
22.
Dvorak Concert From Prague -- A Celebration, The (1994) as Executive Producer
Concert of music by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, performed by the Boston Symphony from the Smetana Concert Hall in Prague.
23.
Parsifal (1993) as Executive Producer
Telecast of a performance of Richard Wagner's last opera, "Parsifal," from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The opera tells the tale of the "guileless fool" who returns the sacred spear -- the weapon used to wound Christ at the crucifixation -- to the brotherhood of the Holy Grail.
24.
Oedipus Rex (1993) as Producer
Performance of Stravinsky's 1927 opera, "Oedipus Rex," based on Sophocles' tragedy as staged by Julie Taymor at the Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan. Oedipus, the beloved king of plague-ridden Thebes, in his attempt to discover the murderer of the previous king so that the pestilence may sub
25.
Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Duet (1992) as Segment Producer (Performance Segment)
A special in which soprano Kathleen Battle and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis perform Baroque music by Scarlatti, Handel and Bach. Also shows Battle and Marsalis in their separate careeers -- Battle performing classical, and Marsalis playing trumpet in a New Orleans jazz club with his father.
26.
Horowitz in Moscow (1992) as Executive Producer
A special chronicling the return of pianist Vladimir Horowitz to his native Russia in April 1986, ending a 61-year self-imposed exile. Included are performance footage and Horowitz's reminiscences of his youth and his decision to leave Russia.
27.
Ghosts of Versailles, The (1992) as Executive Producer ("Metropolitan Opera Presents")
An opera-within-an-opera, set in the spirit world, smitten playwright Beaumarchais tries to alter Marie Antoinette's fate.
28.
Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary, The (1992) as Executive Producer
A concert commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, featuring performances of "Rigoletto" (Act III), "Otello" (Act III), and "Die Fledermaus" (Act II).
29.
Girl of the Golden West From the Metropolitan Opera, The (1992) as Executive Producer
A performance of Giacomo Puccini's opera set in Old California. A bandit and a sheriff compete for the affections of a woman in a mining camp.
30.
Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Duet (1992) as Producer
A special in which soprano Kathleen Battle and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis perform Baroque music by Scarlatti, Handel and Bach. Also shows Battle and Marsalis in their separate careeers -- Battle performing classical, and Marsalis playing trumpet in a New Orleans jazz club with his father.
31.
Abbado in Berlin: The First Year (1992) as Producer
A special about the Berlin Philharmonic and its new conductor Claudio Abbado, who leads the orchestra in a performance of Mahler's First Symphony.
32.
Panasonic Presents: 25th Anniversary Gala at the Met (1991) as Executive Producer
A pay-per-view cablecast of the concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York City. The program presents three separate acts from three operas: "Rigoletto," "Otello" and "Die Fledermaus."
33.
Carnegie Hall Christmas, A (1991) as Executive Producer
A Christmas music special from Carnegie Hall in New York with Kathleen Battle, Frederica Von Stade, Wyton Marsalis, and Andre Previn conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
34.
Semiramide (1991) as Executive Producer
A performance of Rossini's opera "Semiramide" from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Takes place in ancient Babylon, where Queen Semiramide pays the price for her murderous plot against the king.
35.
Magic Flute, The (1991) as Executive Producer
A "Metropolitan Opera Presents" broadcast of Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute."
36.
Tchaikovsky 150th Birthday Gala From Leningrad (1991) as Executive Producer
A special commemorating the 150th anniversary of composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's birth. A concert of the Russian composer's music is performed in Leningrad.
37.
Masked Ball From the Metropolitan Opera, A (1991) as Executive Producer
A presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's "A Masked Ball," a tale of court intrigue in 18th-Centruy Sweden.
38.
Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia (1991) as Producer
A documentary about Soviet cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. After leaving the U.S.S.R., stripped of his citizenship, he was allowed to return to his native land under the protection of the policy of glasnost.
39.
Der Ring Des Nibelungen (1990) as Executive Producer
A "Metropolitan Opera Presents" presentation of Wagner's opera cycle "Der Ring Des Nibelungen" for PBS. The four operas derived from legends of the power struggle among gods, mortals and the forces of nature. The drama centers on the magic ring made from gold stolen from the Rhine River and the curs
40.
Don Giovanni (1990) as Executive Producer ("Metropolitan Opera Presents")
A broadcast of Mozart's opera, set in seventeenth-century Spain, based on the legend of Don Juan, the celebrated libertine and seducer.
41.
Kathleen Battle & Jessye Norman Sing Spirituals (1990) as Executive Producer
A concert special featuring Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman of the Metropolitan Opera singing traditional spiritual songs. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."
42.
Great Moments From the Met (1990) as Producer
A program presenting highlights from past telecasts of the Metropolitan Opera, featuring conductor James Levine and many well-known stars of the opera world.
43.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1989) as Executive Producer
Rossini's 1816 adaptation of Beaumarchais's comedy, set in the Spanish city of Seville. Count Almaviva is in love with the beautiful Rosina, the ward of Doctor Bartolo, who intends to marry her himself. With the assistance of Figaro, the town barber and all-around fixer-upper, the Count ultimately w
44.
Carmina Burana With Seiji Ozawa Conducting the Berlin Philharmonic and Kathleen Battle (1989) as Executive Producer
A New Year's Eve concert, telecast live from Berlin, featuring Seiji Ozawa conducting the Berlin Philharmonic and Kathleen Battle in a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." Also featured during the telecast is the late conductor Herbert Von Karajan leading the Berlin Philharmonic in Wagner's
45.
Aida (1989) as Executive Producer
A presentation of Verdi's opera about the princess-slave in Egypt.
46.
Bluebeard's Castle (1989) as Executive Producer
A "Metropolitan Opera Presents" double-bill presentation of Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" and Schoenberg's "Erwartung."
47.
Trovatore, Il (1988) as Executive Producer
A "Metropolitan Opera Presents" presentation, taped at Lincoln Center in New York on October 15, 1988, of Giuseppe Verdi's opera about two brothers, separated at birth, who love the same woman.
48.
Horowitz Plays Mozart (1988) as Executive Producer
A behind-the-scenes look at a recording session in Milan of Mozart's Concerto No 23 in A Major with Vladimir Horowitz, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini, and the Orchestra of La Scala.
49.
Turandot (1988) as Producer
A performance of Puccini's last opera, which tells the story of a beautiful princess in ancient China who demands that her suitors solve three riddles or face death for failing.
50.
Von Karajan's Salzburg (1988) as Producer
A "Great Performances" presentation which follows conductor Herbert von Karajan through five weeks of preparation and performances during Europe's 1987 Salzburg Festival. The program captures the maestro discussing his life and work backstage and rehearsing the Vienna Philharmonic for their perform
51.
Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) as Producer
A "Metropolitan Opera Presents" presentation, taped at Lincoln Center in New York March 12, 1988, of Richard Strauss' opera about a rich Viennese who commissions two works for an evening's entertainment: a serious oepra and a comic farce. Great chaos ensues when he stipulates at the last moment th
52.
Contes d'Hoffman, Les (1988) as Producer
A broadcast of Jacques Offenbach's 1881 fantasy opera about the three loves of the poet Hoffman and his battles with three evil geniuses who prevent him from realizing his dreams. Taped January 8, 1988, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Performed in French.
53.
Horowitz Plays Mozart (1988) as Producer
A behind-the-scenes look at a recording session in Milan of Mozart's Concerto No 23 in A Major with Vladimir Horowitz, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini, and the Orchestra of La Scala.
54.
Ozawa (1987) as Executive Producer
A behind-the-scenes look by documentary film team Albert and David Maysles at the private and public life of celebrated conductor Seiji Ozawa. The director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is seen rehearsing, performing, and relaxing at Tanglewood, Massachusetts (the summer home of the orchestra), a
55.
Vladimir Horowitz Concert (1986) as Producer
Legendary Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz returns to his native land for the first time since his departure in 1925. He is heard in a live recital from the Bolshoi Zaal of the Moscow Conservatory. The telecast is fed to New York via satellite and broadcast on a one-hour satellite delay.
56.
Rossini at Versailles (1985) as Producer
A musical tribute to composer Gioacchino Rossini, staged as a nineteenth-century gala performance at the palace of Versailles.

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