Ballet & Opera Videos

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JUST BEFORE NOW
(2017) composer & music producer
The newest ballet by the collaborative team of Xenia Wiest (choreographer), Patrick Soluri (music), and Melanie Jane Frost (costumes), premiered March 30, 2017 by Ballet de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux. It received 7 sold-out performances at the historical Grand Theatre de Bordeaux (built 1780). The work was commissioned as the Grande Prixe / 1st place prize of the Concours de jeunes chorégraphes de Biarritzin April 2016 with their previous work TO BE CONTINUED (see below).


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To Be Continued / Continuum  - (2009) composer & music producer
A ballet score commissioned by the Staatsballett Berlin, one of Europe's leading ballet companies, and the first work for the collaborative team of Xenia Wiest (choreographer), Patrick Soluri (music), and Melanie Jane Frost (costumes). This ballet was featured in the Staatsballett's popular program "Shut Up and Dance: Reloaded!" and premiered January 15, 2010 followed by 10 additional performances through July 2010 in Berlin, Germany at the historic Komische Oper Berlin. This piece also won the Grande Prixe / 1st place prize of the Concours de jeunes chorégraphes de Biarritzin in France in April 2016.


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FANCY NANCY
 - (2009) composer & music producer
Video preview by Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet in Ohio based on "Fancy Nancy" - a best selling children’s book series by Jane O'connor. The ballet is choreographed by Francis Patrelle with music by Patrick Soluri and had 3 sold out shows at the beautiful Akron Civic Theater (2,500 seats) in Akron, Ohio in March 2010, as well as an additional performance in New York City in May 2010 at Symphony Space.


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FIGARO’s LAST HANGOVER
 - (2001) composer & librettist
Video excerpt of FORT WORTH OPERA and their Studio artists performing the piano version of the 10 minute dark, operatic comedy about Figaro Montigue that combines a long lost love, betrayal, beer and an intergalactic rock on a crash course with earth.


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FIGARO & THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
 - (2013) composer & librettist
Promo video by FORT WORTH OPERA of the satirical opera in 10 minutes about Figaro Montague trying to meet a hot girl at a bar during the Zombie Apocalypse!