A delightful journey through the world of opera, this film is constructed around Joan Carden's preparation and performances as Cio-Cio-San in Madam Butterfly.
To celebrate a momentous 25 years of the Schools Spectacular, the ABC has bought back together some of the stars of the Spectacular in a wonderful four-hour marathon.
Presented by Rolf Harris, this is a documentary special that celebrates the amazing success stories that have emerged from the Schools Spectacular.
A traditional Christmas concert with choir, orchestra and performers, Jenny Woodward hosts The Spirit Of Christmas from the Conert Hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre featuring the Queens
Country music star Anne Kirkpatrick is part of a family legend. Her parents, Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, took Anne on the country show circuit from when she was a toddler.
Moulded by the Depression - befriended by artists like Arthur Boyd and Syd Nolan - he started jamming more than 70 years ago.
Recognised as one of Australia's most talented musical exports, Tommy's career began on the road at the tender age of six.
Peter Sculthorpe, the acclaimed Sydney based composer, began composing at the family piano at the age of eight.
From Bathurst Island, 80km north of Darwin, a Eucharist service in the Roman Catholic tradition integrating Aboriginal traditional elements and conventional Catholic liturgical forms.
What's life really like for women in the Islamic world? To what extent is our opinion of them based on Western prejudice? We profile five remarkable women who challenge conventional stereotypes.
This is a personal perspective on the life and music of jazz multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.
Imagine the glottal stops and strange consonant combinations of the Tatar language set to exotic tones and rhythms of African instruments.
An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life.
Evelyn Lowah, a respected Torres Strait Islander and born-again Christian, is a popular radio presenter in Cairns in far north Queensland.
Described as a master technician, Ike Isaacs was the dominant guitarist in English jazz until the mid-1970s.
Featuring over 3500 of the state’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians, the Schools Spectacular is a brilliantly choreographed and costumed production on an epic scale.
Band manager David Powell took the Melbourne rock band Jet from obscurity to ARIA triumph and then onto the international stage.
In 1936 The John Of God Sisters took over ccontrol of the Bungarum Leprosarium for Aboriginals near Derby in WA.
Ernie was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed a Cabinet Minister in any Parliament in Australia.
In 1937, in the hills of the Musgrave Ranges, the Australian Presbyterian Board of Missions established Ernabella Mission - a small community in the remote far north of South Australia.