Center Stage – Nicholas Hytner

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Center Stage

Nicholas Hytner

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: May 12, 2000

From Nicholas Hytner, the acclaimed director of the Madness of King George, The Crucible and The Object of My Affection, and Academy Award Nominated producer Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets) comes Center Stage. A drama with heart and energy that follows the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit group of young ballet students as they try to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of professional dance. Talented, vibrant and supremely gifted, they are students who devote themselves to dance, sacrificing ordinary pleasures of life to train for their art with the rigor of Olympic athletes. While experiencing the normal joys and sorrows, love and conflicts of life, they vie for a place in an ultra-selective professional ballet company and strive to take center stage.

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The Lady In the Van – Nicholas Hytner

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The Lady In the Van

Nicholas Hytner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 7.99

Rental Price: $ 0.99

Release Date: November 13, 2015

Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins “temporarily” parks her van in Alan Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait.

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Don Carlo – Nicholas Hytner, Production & Gary Halvorson

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Don Carlo

Nicholas Hytner, Production & Gary Halvorson

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 24.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: December 11, 2010

Director Nicholas Hytner, who made his Met debut with this production, brings out all the passionate intensity that is at the heart of Verdi’s monumental drama. Don Carlo (Roberto Alagna), the Spanish crown prince, and Elizabeth of Valois (Marina Poplavskaya), daughter of the King of France, fall in love, only to be torn apart by international politics when Carlo’s father, King Philip II (Ferruccio Furlanetto), decides to marry Elizabeth himself. Carlo’s friend, Rodrigo (Simon Keenlyside), plays a dangerous game, balancing his political aims with the trust of his monarch. And when the beautiful Princess Eboli (Anna Smirnova) discovers her love for Don Carlo is not returned, her revenge terribly backfires. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Met orchestra and chorus.

© © 2010 The Metropolitan Opera

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