Art or Not

An Ovation TV original special that asks artists, art lovers, and casual observers to experience a broad range of visual artwork and determine if it is indeed art or not.
  • Art or Not

    An Ovation TV original special that asks artists, art lovers, and casual observers to experience a broad range of visual artwork and determine if it is indeed art or not.

  • Graeme Murphy's Romeo & Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the greatest love story ever told, told by one of Australia’s greatest storytellers. Traversing time and place, the ballet follows ‘a feisty girl and a feisty boy who are willing to take a stand for their love.’

  • The Met: 20 Years & The Art of Fashion

    An in-depth look at the history of the Met Gala, fashion’s annual fundraising ball on behalf of the Met’s Arts Costume Institute. Based on 20 years of historical coverage, from 1995 to 2015

  • The Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow

    Step into the ballrooms of Fin de siècle Paris, and delight in Robert Helpmann and Ronald Hynd’s light-hearted production of The Merry Widow – filled with tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers.

  • Martha Argerich & Lahav Shani in Tel Aviv

    Martha Argerich & Lahav Shani meet the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv Piano legend Martha Argerich lends her ample virtuosity to RavelÕs concerto in G, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Lahav Shani performs StravinskyÕsÉ

  • Madama Butterfly: Opera on Sydney Harbour

    Pinkerton arrives in Japan and inspects a house overlooking the harbour that he is leasing from the marriage broker, Goro. Goro finds him a Japanese bride, CioCioSan. It’s clearly a financial transaction, but on their wedding night their eyes meet & magic happens. Butterfly considers herself married forever, but Pinkerton doesn’t. Pinkerton returns to the US and finds an American wife, while Butterfly waits his return. Years later he returns and is surprised to find Butterfly has borne him a son

  • La Bohème

    La Bohème is one of the most frequently performed and most loved operas ever since its premiere in Turin, in 1896. Valeria Sepe stars as the tragic Mimì and Kang Wang is her jealous lover, the poet, Rodolfo. Julie Lea Goodwin and Samuel Dundas are the on-again, off-again lovers Musetta and Marcello. With over 100 performers on stage for the crowd scenes, conductor Tahu Matheson is at the helm of a spectacular production.

  • Jeff Koons: Beyond Heaven

    This Ovation TV original special highlights the work of American artist Jeff Koons. Includes interviews, a look at his work through the years, an exclusive tour of his studio, and notes his most recent museum installation in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Galaxymphony

    A spectacular concert experience, recorded live at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen. Featuring David Bateson

  • Arts Across the Heartland

    In Ovation’s new original one hour special “Arts Across The Heartland”, we travel state to state to shine a light on the places and people who are elevating and enriching lives through the power of art. These are real stories about real people who are making a difference and showing the positive impact that art has on their communities.

  • Gala from Berlin 2017

    Join Joyce DiDonato, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle and enjoy virtuous and ravishing interpretations of Dvořák, Stravinsky, R.Strauss, Shostakovich, Brahms and of course Leonard Bernstein, thus heralding the “Bernstein at 100 Centennial” as it were.

  • Ford’s Theatre: America’s Playhouse

    In this original documentary special, Ovation will celebrate the history of the Ford’s Theatre as one of the nation’s most iconic cultural institutions.

  • Coppélia

    A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppéliahas everything a good story ballet should: enchantment, romance and sumptuous costumes. Performed by The Australian Ballet. Music performed by Opera Australia Orchestra.

  • Camille and Julie Berthollet

    For this exceptional recital at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Camille and Julie Berthollet are accompanied by the pianist Guillaume Vincent and the Ensemble Appassionato, directedby Mathieu Herzog.

  • Bob Fosse: It's Showtime!

    A story about the 8 time Tony Award-winning director, choreographer, and cinematographer Bob Fosse which focuses on some of the gray areas of his life and his self-destructive side. It highlights his ability to adapt for each new decade moving from stage, to film, to TV filling the space with artistic genius. Including a specially recorded dance sequence "in the style of Fosse."

  • Banksy: And The Rise Of Outlaw Art

    Banksy, the world's most infamous street artist, whose political art, criminal stunts, and daring invasions outraged the establishment and created a revolutionary new movement while his identity remained shrouded in mystery.

  • The Met: Fashion in an Age of Technology

    Electrifying recap of this year’s big event. Red carpet interviews, review of the exhibit, celebrity fashion critiques, and more. Co-chairs: Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift, and Anna Wintour.

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