Wild Caribbean – Rhythms of Life

Wild Caribbean – Rhythms of Life

2017 – 3 x 52:00 Part I:  Predators in Paradise Part II:  Whales and Volcanoes Part III:  Corals and Clouds Predators in Paradise: the Caribbean in spectacular action. From the first frame of a sea turtle snared by a tiger shark, the film alternates between the strategies for survival of both the Hunters and the Hunted. Whales and Volcanoes: when a volcano bursts from the ocean, inviting unique life on to its tropical slopes and black sandy beaches, it creates…

Wild Istanbul

Wild Istanbul

2017 – 00:52:00 The stunning metropolis has a flavor of two continents – Asia and Europe, divided and connected by the Bosphorus straits. Though the Bosporus is one of the world’s busiest shipping routes you can still see three species of dolphin here. For migrating birds it is a toehold as they head north for the European spring. Some animals have come to stay: wild wolves, invading from the east.

Sky River of the Himalayas

Sky River of the Himalayas

2017 – 3 x 52:00 It begins as the world’s highest major river. It thunders through the planet’s biggest gorge and runs through Asia’s hotspots of biodiversity, teeming with wildlife. Uniting with the Ganges, it forms the world’s greatest river delta. Episode One takes us from the glaciers of 8,000-metre peaks, across Tibet’s dry and harsh semi desert with its Chiru antelopes. We descend 3,000 meters through the world’s deepest, longest and still barely explored Tsangpo Gorge. Episode Two continues…

The Canary Islands – Series

The Canary Islands  – Series

2-part-Documentary – 2016 – ORFE – 00:50   These are the Canary Islands – isolated in the Atlantic Ocean off the North-west coast of Africa. Each island is unique with a diversity of terrain and climate – temperate coastlines, scorching deserts, tropical rainforests and frozen, snowcapped mountains. With features of a small continent, supporting one of the richest and most diverse ranges of native species on the planet. Part I: Currents of Life – Wind and Water – transported pioneer…

Wild Ireland

Wild Ireland

Documentary – ORFE – 2016 – 50min. Hanging like an emerald jewel off the western edge of Europe, Ireland has always been a place apart. For millennia it was the boundary of the known world, the last stop for countless animals before they disappeared into the mists of the Atlantic on their ceaseless journeys of life. This film will feature Ireland’s wild wonders as never captured before – from breaching humpback whales off its southern shores, to golden eagles fighting…

Greece – Highlands and Islands

Greece – Highlands and Islands

2018 – 00:52:00 Greece is a land of unique contrasts, with wild animals that have disappeared from the rest of Europe! Archaic relationships, as befits one of Civilization’s sources, and seemingly special powers like Greek Gods! Highlands takes us to isolated places like the Vikos Gorge, Europe’s Grand Canyon and wild mountain streams. Scorpions perform their mating dance, gripping each other’s pincers for hours. At the foot of Meteora monasteries lives the Scheltopusik, a bizarre legless lizard. Islands is dedicated…

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

2017 – 00:52:00 Why is a baby deer born with white spots – and why do they disappear as it grows? Why is a young wild boar striped? What makes the stripes fade with age? And why is a thrush spotted when it’s young, and striped when it’s older? “Somatolysis” is the answer. This ancient Greek expression means “dissolution of the body”: by changing its shape and contour. For many animals it’s the key to survival in the critical first…

Mysteries of the Stone Age

Mysteries of the Stone Age

2017 – 00:52:00 They seem to have come from another world: circles and buildings made of gigantic stones. The most famous are Stonehenge in Britain and Carnac in France. But these megaliths from the Stone Age – 5,000 years BCE – are found all round the world, as recent discoveries show. There appears to be a network of sites from the north of Scotland to the Mediterranean (Malta alone has around 30 temples) to the Far East – with gigantic…

Springtime in Vienna 2017

Springtime in Vienna 2017

2017 – 01:30:00 The Vienna Symphonic Orchestra’s traditional Springtime concert, conducted by Philippe Jordan and recorded live from the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus will take you on a musical journey through selected masterpieces of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. The musical highlights of this exceptional concert will be presented by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Christmas in Vienna 2017

Christmas in Vienna 2017

2017 – 01:30:00 For more than 20 years “Christmas in Vienna” has been one of the most prestigious classical concert productions in Europe. Every year the traditional Christmas concert takes place in the glamorous Wiener Konzerthaus and brings together a quartet of the best international vocalists.They recite atmospheric Christmas songs from all over the world, accompanied by the ORF Vienna Radio Symphonic Orchestra, the Vienna Singing Academy and the Vienna Boys Choir. A repertoire of classic and popular music from…

Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – St. Margarethen Open Air Opera

Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – St. Margarethen Open Air Opera

2016 – 02:00:00 Since its world premiere in Venice 1851, the opera “Rigoletto” took the audience by storm until today. The story of court jester Rigoletto and his beloved daughter Gilda is as thrilling as a crime and as tragic as no other opera before. Guiseppe Verdi built a grotesque world in-between carnival, life and death. Through his masterpiece Verdi provides an insight into the causes of revenge, social exclusion and the construct of misinterpreted love and creates a drama…

Baroque Treasures – Highlights from Georg Friedrich Händels’s Messiah

Baroque Treasures – Highlights from Georg Friedrich Händels’s Messiah

Large ensemble performance – 2016 – ORFE – 02:03:00   The Bach Consort ensemble presents the festive Easter Concert for the third time. In 2016 the concert takes place in the Klosterneuburg Monastery. Handel’s Messiah is returning to its original première season: Easter time. On the 273rd anniversary of its first performance in London, Handel’s Oratorio will ring out in the Collegiate Church in Klosterneuburg. Conducted by Rubén Dubrovsky, the Bach Consort ensemble will play with the Salzburg Bach Choir…