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1. The Triumph of Love (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.

Director: Clare Peploe | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Rachael Stirling, Jay Rodan

Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $0.45M

2. Faust (1985 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama, Musical

5.9
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An epic tale of good versus evil, Faust sells his soul to the devil and tries to save Marguerite from an eternity in hell.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi, Gabriela Benacková, Walton Grönroos

Votes: 14

3. Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) (1981 TV Movie)

159 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

8.7
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Luciana Serra, Agnes Baltsa, Ileana Cotrubas

Votes: 47

4. Les Indes galantes (2004 TV Movie)

190 min | Music, Comedy

8.7
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Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Danielle de Niese, João Fernandes, Valérie Gabail, Nicolas Cavallier

Votes: 38

5. Louise (1939)

83 min | Musical

6.7
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Louise, a young seamstress, has fallen in love with Julien, her neighbor, a composer who lives a Bohemian life with his friends, artists like him. Her over-possessive working class parents ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Grace Moore, Georges Thill, André Pernet, Suzanne Desprès

Votes: 43

6. Cendrillon (2011 TV Movie)

147 min | Fantasy, Musical

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Director: Olivier Simonnet | Stars: Jean-Philippe Lafont, Ewa Podles, Madeleine Pierard, Kai Rüütel

7. Samson and Delilah (2008)

180 min | Drama, Music

5.2
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The definitive Delilah of our day, Olga Borodina has been praised by Allan Ulrich in the San Francisco Chronicle for her "gloriously voluptuous singing." The Russian mezzo-soprano reprises ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Clifton Forbis, Olga Borodina, Eric Jordan, Richard Walker

Votes: 6

8. Carmen (1978 TV Movie)

171 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Yelena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Juri Mazurok, Isobel Buchanan

Votes: 32

9. Carmen in 3D (2011)

PG-13 | 170 min | Drama, Musical

7.3
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Director: Julian Napier | Stars: Christine Rice, Bryan Hymel, Aris Argiris, Maija Kovalevska

Votes: 67

10. La légende de Joseph en Égypte (1990 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Pierre Jourdan | Stars: Laurence Dale, Brigitte Lafon, Abbi Patrix, René Massis

11. La fille du régiment (2007 TV Movie)

127 min | Comedy, Musical

8.6
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Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Felicity Palmer, Alessandro Corbelli

Votes: 37

12. Cyrano de Bergerac (2008)

140 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini's unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including Cyrano de Bergerac (1936) with a libretto by Henri ... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Rodney Gilfry

Votes: 15

13. Manon (I) (2007 TV Movie)

165 min | Music

8.8
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Director: Andreas Morell | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Alfredo Daza, Christof Fischesser

Votes: 16

14. La voix humaine (1990)

Drama, Musical

6.1
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Director: Peter Medak | Star: Julia Migenes

Votes: 13

15. Joseph Merrick dit Elephant Man (2003 TV Movie)

167 min | Musical

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Director: Jean-David Curtis | Stars: Jana Sýkorová, Nicolas Rivenq, Robert Breault, Valérie Condolucci

16. Les Contes d'Hoffmann/The Tales of Hoffmann (2013 TV Movie)

183 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

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In a tavern in Nuremberg, the young poet Hoffmann recounts his three unfortunate love stories to his friend Nicklausse. The Tales of Hoffmann, here in the fairy production of Giancarlo del ... See full summary »

Director: Louise Narboni | Stars: Orquestra Simfònica, Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Stéphane Denève, Michael Spyres

17. Werther (2010 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama, Music

9.1
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Werther loves Charlotte, but she promised her mother on her deathbed that she would marry Albert. After the marriage Charlotte suggests that Werther should travel - but not forget her.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Alain Vernhes, Andreas Jäggi

Votes: 18

18. Les troyens (2003 TV Movie)

Music, Drama

9.3
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This epic opera follows Virgil, beginning as the Greeks appear to have ceded the field after ten years of the Trojan War. Cassandra tries to warn of the terrible fate to come, but fate is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Maniura | Stars: Susan Graham, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Gregory Kunde, Ludovic Tézier

Votes: 25

19. Carmen (2007 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Director: Jonathan Haswell | Stars: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann, Jacques Imbrailo, Norah Amsellem

Votes: 27

20. Benvenuto Cellini (2015 TV Movie)

Drama, Musical, Romance

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Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Mark Elder, John Osborn, Mariangela Sicilia, Laurent Naouri

21. Cadmus & Hermione (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.0
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Director: Martin Fraudreau | Stars: André Morsch, Claire Lefilliâtre, Arnaud Marzorati, Jean-François Lombard

Votes: 9

22. Samson et Dalila (I) (1981 TV Movie)

122 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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While the rest of the Hebrews bewail their fate, Samson alone trusts in God's promise of liberty. Abimelech, the Philistine satrap of Gaza, enters to mock the Hebrews' God, proclaiming the ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Shirley Verrett, Wolfgang Brendel, Kevin Langan

Votes: 24

23. Le Cid (2001 TV Movie)

135 min | Music

7.4
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Elisabete Matos, Angela Turner Wilson, Hao Jiang Tian

Votes: 5

24. Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor & Pollux (2011 TV Movie)

155 min | Music

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Director: Misjel Vermeiren | Stars: Finnur Bjarnason, Henk Neven, Anna Maria Panzarella, Véronique Gens

25. Benvenuto Cellini (2007 TV Movie)

163 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Director: Andreas Morell | Stars: Burkhard Fritz, Laurent Naouri, Brindley Sherratt, Mikhail Petrenko

26. Les Indes galantes (1990 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

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Director: Gerald Caillat | Stars: Claron McFadden, Isabelle Poulenard, François Le Roux, Laurence Dale

27. Les pêcheurs de perles (2013 TV Movie)

127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Leo Hussain, Sonya Yoncheva, Dmitry Korchak, André Heyboer

28. Pelléas et Mélisande (2012 TV Movie)

151 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

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Director: Marcus Richardt | Stars: Jacques Imbrailo, Michaela Selinger, Vincent Le Texier, Doris Soffel

29. Gounod: Faust (1973 TV Movie)

187 min | Drama, Music

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Stars: Alfredo Kraus, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Lorenzo Saccomani, Paolo Mazzotta

30. Moïse (1984 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Director: Yves-André Hubert | Stars: Georges Prêtre, Samuel Ramey, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Keith Lewis

31. Iphigénie en Aulide (2002 TV Movie)

153 min | Music, Drama

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Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Christopher Robertson, Daniela Barcellona, Violeta Urmana, Stephen Mark Brown

32. Don Carlos (2005 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Director: Anton Reitzenstein | Stars: Alastair Miles, Ramón Vargas, Bo Skovhus, Simon Yang

Votes: 6

33. Les diamants de la couronne (1999 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music

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Director: Pierre Jourdan | Stars: Ghyslaine Raphanel, Christophe Einhorn, Armand Arapian, Mylène Mornet

34. Carmen (2004 TV Movie)

Music, Drama

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Director: Denis Caïozzi | Stars: Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Roberto Alagna, Norah Amsellem, Ludovic Tézier

35. Jessye Norman Sings Carmen (1989)

57 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Director: Albert Maysles | Stars: Jessye Norman, Seiji Ozawa, Orchestre national de France, Choeur de Radio France

Votes: 9

36. Persée (2004 TV Movie)

127 min | Drama, Music

8.9
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Director: Marc Stone | Stars: Colin Ainsworth, Cyril Auvity, Luciana Calvet, Alain Coulombe

Votes: 16

37. Médée (1996 TV Movie)

153 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Pierre Jourdan | Stars: Michèle Command, Francine Bergé, Lucile Vignon, Inva Mula

38. David et Jonathas (2012 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama, Musical

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The rare biblical opera 'David and Jonathas' is like 'Médée', one of the major works of the French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The opera has been in the repertoire of Les ... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Metge | Stars: Pascal Charbonneau, Anna Quintans, Neal Davies, Frédéric Caton

39. Le Cid (2011 TV Movie)

132 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Denis Caïozzi | Stars: Jacques Lacombe, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Roberto Alagna, Kimy McLaren

40. Manon Lescaut (1990 TV Movie)

164 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Pierre Jourdan | Stars: Elizabeth Vidal, René Massis, Alain Gabriel, Brigitte Lafon

41. Hippolyte et Aricie (2013 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: François Roussillon | Stars: William Christie, Ed Lyon, Christiane Karg, Sarah Connolly

42. Samson et Dalila (2002 TV Movie)

Music, Drama

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Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Ildar Abdrazakov

Votes: 17

43. Pelléas et Mélisande, le chant des aveugles (2008)

108 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Director: Philippe Béziat | Stars: Marc Minkowski, Olivier Py, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Sophie Marin-Degor

Votes: 8

44. Noé (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Music

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Directors: Pierre Jourdan, Patrice Monnet | Stars: Jean-Philippe Courtis, Anne-Sophie Schmidt, Philippe Do, Matthieu Lécroart

45. Don Quichotte (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Fantasy, Romance, Music

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Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Carmen Oprisanu, Samuel Ramey, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Jaël Azzaretti

46. Les vêpres siciliennes (2010 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Misjel Vermeiren | Stars: Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester, Jeremy White, Christophe Fel, Burkhard Fritz

47. Thaïs (2004 Video)

137 min | Music, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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After the CD recording of Thaïs, which marked the beginning of Dynamic's collaboration with Venice's prestigious Teatro La Fenice, here is now the DVD version of this enthralling opera, by ... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Eva Mei, Michele Pertusi, William Joyner, Christophe Fel

Votes: 10

48. Pelleas et Melisande (2009 TV Movie)

163 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

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Stars: Phillip Ens, Tim Mirfin, Beate Ritter, Arnold Schoenberg Chor

49. Platée (2002 TV Movie)

160 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Director: Don Kent | Stars: Paul Agnew, Mireille Delunsch, Yann Beuron, Vincent Le Texier

Votes: 26

50. Carmen (2006 TV Movie)

Drama, Musical

9.0
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Director: Don Kent | Stars: Martin Hug, Kay Stiefermann, Christof Fischesser, Gustavo Peña

Votes: 5